|'Little Man' - acrylic on box canvas 5x5 inch|
|Oops - that'll teach me to check the measurements properly next time!|
|The real Little Man (photo courtesy of his human granny!)|
I really enjoy doing them on the small box canvas as they're the perfect size so I can get in enough detail without it taking me weeks to complete. Plus they're light enough to post anywhere.
Next up is a change of subject - remember I painted a bowl of jelly babies a while back? Well, I had started a bowl of licorice allsorts to accompany it but it got left on the back burner while I got on with a few other pet portrait commissions. I'm going back to finish it now and then after that I'll be painting the winner of my pet portrait give away - Tibby, a very beautiful cat, who has sadly passed away so I'm really pleased her person, Wendy, won the give away, as this portrait will have extra significance for her. And I'm looking forward to painting a feline fur baby in between all the dogs I've been doing lately!
In other news, I decided to contact the local paper to see if they would be interested in writing a wee article about the GreatArt postcard competition win (I decided that if I didn't blow my own trumpet, no one else was going to do it for me!) I sent them an email last Wednesday telling them about the competition and including a photo of the leaf painting. I got a reply from a journalist asking for a number to call me on the Thursday but I never got the call. Then on Friday I was at the animal shelter and the manager came up to congratulate me as he'd just read the article in the John O'Groat Journal! Turns out they'd gone ahead and written a piece based on the information I'd given them in my email and used a photo of me from February 2013 when I did the Artist in the Spotlight feature! It was a nice wee piece and who knows maybe it'll help when it comes to the next local art exhibition!
|The wee article in last Friday's John O'Groat Journal|