Saturday, October 18, 2008

Big Artistic News

Well, big for little ol’ me, anyway. I've been commissioned to do two paintings which will appear in a soon-to-be-published how-to book on acrylic painting by Gill Barron . The book will be published by Quarto Publishing in the UK, and eventually distributed internationally!

I’m trying to finish up the first of the two paintings today. I won’t be posting the painting here, but I will tell you that it stars our usually grumpy but always photogenic Bailey:

Today I was trying to calculate Bailey’s age, trying to remember exactly when it was that she came to live with me. I've had her longer than I've had Paul, and I think she’s getting up there in years, maybe 10 or 11. A granny kitty. I would say that might account for her general grumpiness, but she’s been that way since she was an itty bitty kitty. And even though she’s getting a little long in the tooth, I must say she’s managed to keep her good looks.

Here's Bailey’s first appearance in my blog.

And here's her official introduction, along with the other feline members of our clan.

And now, I’m off to the easel!

Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!


Bookhog said...

Congratulations Karen!! That is awesome BIG news!! I can't wait to see your paintings in the final book. Do you know what the subject will be of your second painting? Landscape, floral, person?

PS - I loved the "official introduction" post. I hadn't seen that before! The photos and accompanying "bios" were so lovely and made me laugh out loud.

Anonymous said...

That is so cool Karen! You rock - what else can I say? Love you! Mona