Friday, May 13, 2011

Retirement Rocks!

Free Indeed • ©2011 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 inches • oil on Gessobord

SOLD • private collection • Hamden, Connecticut

Here’s Ed, knee deep in wild grasses in the pasture across the road. He’s retired, and loving it ... now he gets to frolic with the butterflies all day long. Who says getting put out to pasture is a bad thing?

I had a little fun with the foreground on this one. I used iridescent copper in the grasses, with some calligraphic markings made with my paintbrush handle. Don’t try to make them mean anything ... they’re pure gibberish, just for fun. If you look closely, you’ll also see iridescent gold in that horsey tail. Hard to see in the photo, but oh so cool in person.

Here are some brushwork details:

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