Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Every Blessing ... plus our big Blue

Note: When I first published this one, I saw that the greenish gray background on my blog was really affecting the way the colors looked, so I decided to add a white frame to the blog photo; now the colors look more true to the original painting.

Every Blessing ©2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
30 x 40 x 2 inches • oil on 2" cradled Gessobord

I think this one is finished.

I’ll let it be for a couple of days before I sign it, because I can’t decide if it’s really finished or if I’m just anxious to get started on my next one, which will be another of my Neighborhood Watch series ... this one featuring Blue gazing out the window.

I finally got a good reference photo after several like this:

and this:

Seems Blue was much more interested in what I was doing with the camera than what might be going on out in the front yard.


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

I love it Karen it has such a happy feeling to it....Spring is just around the corner and the land knows it. I have to say that like you as I get to the end of a painting my mind starts to wander to the next one. In fact mine is wandering to your next one lol. Can't wait too see Blue on watch mode :))

Ruth Andre said...

The painting is lovely and I think Big Blue is a dear. I kind of like Photo #2.

Helen Read said...

I really like this a lot too! I think I feel that way about all your work, though!! :)