Thursday, June 14, 2007

New painting & stuff

"The Rider" 5" x 6"
acrylic and collage on paper

This is one of those "ya do one painting, then another one on top of that, then the final one of top of THAT before it finally comes together" paintings. It started out as something so completely different than the way it ended up...but I'm very happy with the final results. My art critic husband, James...describes the painting like this, "The object that his spear points toward gives it/him focus and the coolito circle mobius thingie in the sky unites horse and rider in the spirit of symbiosis". I love that!...especially the serious critical terms he uses like coolito and thingie.

I'm working hard on two other paintings right now...a potbelly piggy and a cat. Hopefully I will be able to show them to you next week. They're both pretty complicated though so are taking me longer than usual to complete. It's fun to stretch and do other animal tribes and I'm a total pig nut so painting her is a real piggy pleasure.

James and I are heading to San Francisco tomorrow for four days of whirlwind family and friend visits. It'll be great though...especially to see our beautiful city by the bay. I'll be back in touch next Tuesday. Have a great weekend! xoxo


Kate said...

I like 'the coolito circle mobius thingie' to describe your painting. Not only do you paint wonderful dogs, you also do a great job with horses.

Now I'm looking forward to seeing your piggy and cat pics!

Enjoy your weekend in San Francisco ... lucky you!

Lytton is recovering well though he was pretty sore yesterday. He has two stitches and a little brushcut. He perked up today when I said 'park'. He won

Another Shade of Grey said...

That's really cool. I like it.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Love the colors here. Your Pepper is amazing!

Ro Bruhn said...

This is different to your usual style Linda but I still love it. Great colours again.
I love the pepper in the previous post
Enjoy your time with your family.


Garden Painter Art said...


I'm really looking forward to seeing your potbelly pig. When we lived in Arkansas, we had one as a pet. His name was Keano.

Have a coolito trip!!

Garden Painter Art

Rebecca said...

Ohhhh ... I am so jealous! I have been waiting for 9 years for my 1st pig client( no luck yet)... I am sure your portrait will be very wonderful. I can't wait to see him. I can almost imagine him in my head now. You do pinks very well so I hope he is pink.

You & James sound very cute together.
Have a fun holiday break.

Holly Stinnett said...

Beautiful painting! And have a great time in "The City"... that's what I used to call it when I lived on the outskirts. It's such a wonderful, special place.

Clare said...

This is very cool, Linda. I really like the colors and the movement in it. And I'm also looking forward to seeing the potbelly pig!