Sunday, March 27, 2011
My unfinished smeared painting and Randy & JJ
Last week after my life painting session I wrote about how my 2nd painting got smeared when my backpack apparently rolled over it in the back seat. (Some people wisely use wet canvas carriers just to avoid this sort of thing). I blogged that I might fix it, but I looked at it again tonight and thought "never mind. It feels like it should be left this way". And with any luck I will get to paint this model again. I thought I'd post the painting tonight, even though smeared, because that braid and the model's classic good looks show well.. despite the mishap.
In other news, I also want to share a photo of my neighbor Randy and his "new" dog "JJ". It seems that someone in Randy's family (who lives across town) had adopted JJ, but recently elected to return him to the animal shelter. It wasn't that JJ had done anything wrong, it was just because it was realized that the time wasn't all together right to have a pet. Randy had met JJ and when he learned all this....he went directly to the shelter and brought JJ home to his OWN house! Randy hasn't had a pet in many years. Well, all that is pretty heartwarming... don't you think?
(Top photo) Unfinished Painting: Celeste Bergin, Helga lookalike, oil on 9x12 canvas panel
(Bottom photo) Randy & adopted (twice) JJ