Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Finished painting and almost finished painting

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. ... He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile ...


Eyes That Can See Above the Clouds © 2012 Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 inches • oil on archival, museum-quality Gessobord
gloss varnish for UV protection

auction ends May 24

Couldn’t help including that quote above the painting again ... and as you can see, I decided to take my title from it. Even though in real life, whenever Blue is looking up, it’s not to try to see above the clouds, but to try to see a pesky squirrel up in a tree. 

As you can also see, I did decide to keep those vivid orange-y reds in the background. Thanks for all your input on that ... you emboldened me to go with my inclination!

Plus I was able to get the oak tree landscape I’ve been working on almost finished today. Here’s a peek at the progress:


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Looks amazing Karen, he has such a noble look.....for a squirrel chaser lol

Virginia Floyd said...

I love this landscape! Beautiful use of color, as always!

Karen M Schmidt said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! Yes, my husband said I made him look way more stately than he actually is. He is kind of goofy, but that just makes him all the more loveable!

Karen M Schmidt said...

Virginia, thank you! I plan to post the finished piece today (Saturday) with work-in-progress photos.