Will and Claire
pastel on Clairefontaine PastelMat
This is another pastel that I finished a couple of weeks ago. I really enjoyed working on this background... sometimes I find that I spend more time on the backgrounds than the subjects! But I loved playing with the colors in this one! The only problem I had was that there was a small stump in the foreground that I had to take out... don't know why I did not notice it while taking the photos... actually I do... I am working so hard to get Claire to put her ears up that I did not notice the very small stump! And it covered up her feet. So I had to "fudge" a little! That is a high tech art term btw! But other than that, I am pleased!
Some good news today! One of my portraits has been selected to be on the cover of the American Veterinary Medical Association monthly journal! Actually I forgot that I had submitted my work to them. A good friend, who's husband is a vet, suggested that I submit my work... that was 2 years ago! They try to use a wide variety of art work for their covers... both in subject matter and mediums. AVMA has published some beautiful cover art. I am happy to be in their gallery. Such a nice surprise! I will post the cover when it comes out in October.
Still working on the large oil painting.... hopefully I will be finished next week!