This photo doesn’t really do the painting justice, so I will try to redo it and hopefully achieve a wider nuance of colors. However, I wanted to blog today, so here goes: I began this painting as a study for a larger one, but realized that there really wasn’t enough room for the other element in the planned picture, my friend Stacy’s glamorous legs and shoes. So, I changed gears, painted out the background, drove downtown to a wonderful Antique Shop in Mineral Point, Gundry and Gray, looking for another subject. I found this Victorian (?) bust of a young woman. It was just the thing to go with the carpet, I thought. My other model is my pug, Pippin, who will no doubt figure prominently in future paintings.
Blue Pug and Bust, 6×8, Oil on Canvas