Thursday, June 14, 2007

roses roses roses and a dog...

so i decided to skip three steps on the stairs today and try to break my right leg...dont worry...i landed on my too fat knee not the knee cab...and so far its just bruised...hopefully tomorrow I will not feel worse as all my friends are predicting so i have been sitting around freezing it to death with ice and keeping it raised...good opportunity for painting...and this is what i did...
I do need to paint and draw him more...one sad day he will be gone...bytw hes a jack russell terrier...all his spots are on the other side..this side is all white but his ear...his mom was a white jack russell from england...the brits love JRs...i think Prince Charles has several...great dogs...




first this is our old dog charley not a pig:> hes a sweety and he can be as fat as he wants at 14 ...that would be hmmm 98 in our years....an OLDDD MAN which is exactly what he is...
Rose 3 attempt with salt on the background...daniel smith wc in my large wc moleskine
SO i painted the roses i bought two days ago to draw ...and oh my were they a pain..this is the THIRD painting...and i still need to work on the one leaf...top right ....but its far better than the first two tries at the same rose...i kept rearranging the leaves...artistic license...so we have rose 1, 2, and 3 for your viewing pleasure

Rose 1 attempt Rose #2 attempt

7 comments:

Lin said...

WOWZA, Maggie -- I JUST LOVE THAT ROSE IN THE CENTER!! What a phenomenal card it would make!! GO GIRL -- only do it slowly, cara .. no skipping!!!!

Africantapestry said...

A lovely painting of Charley!And me too, I love your second rose...it looks dreamy and romantic...exctly what a rose is!
Ronell

jill said...

love the rose #3 -- it just looks so dreamy! great job!!

Serena said...

Charley just wins my heart...nice colours too. Love rose #3...very soft and pretty background.

Karen said...

Charley looks like a good old boy and at his age he can enjoy all the naps he wants. Lovely job with the roses.

Dave said...

Looks like he's sleeping peacefully; what a good old dog! I think your roses look great. The salt background is very effective.

Rah Kyndl said...

Your Charley is loyal too: sleeping near you...sending out healing vibes...being a willing subject. Makes me want to take him home. Hey, wait a minute...I am home, and here he is. Thanks for sharing him.