|'Boris' - acrylic on box canvas 5 x 5 inches|
This gorgeously serious looking chap is another of the pet portraits I was commissioned to do as a surprise Christmas present. The feedback I got was that the recipient was delighted with it and will be purchasing a small easel so he can take pride of place in the hallway of her home so everyone visiting can see him!
|The original photograph and Boris' portrait.|
In other art news, I am working on several different paintings at the same time which is my absolute favourite thing - I get to switch around between landscapes and animals and between large canvasses measuring 70cm x 50cm and tiny ones measuring 7.5cm x 7.5cm! I've just finished my entry to this year's Wildlife Artist of the Year competition and am working on some large landscapes for an exhibition in March that's been organised for the committee members of the Society of Caithness Artists (I'm the current secretary on the committee). I think this is the first time this sort of exhibition has been organised as it's usually just the annual exhibition in the summer that all the members of the Society take part in so hopefully, if it goes well, this one just for committee members might also become an annual event.
|This is a very close up sneaky peek of one |
of my work in progress paintings -
any idea what it might be?
In non-art news, the snow we had last week disappeared after a couple of days but not before we went to Melvich Beach which is at the bottom of a short, but sloped, dirt track and then spent an hour trying to get the car back up it again as it turned out it was frozen solid under the snow - let's just say nerves were frayed as was the car mat that S had to put under the front tyre to get a bit of grip, over and over and over until we finally made it to the top of the hill!
|Melvich Beach in the snow before 'frozen track-gate'|
The snow did then reappear on Saturday which just happened to be the 2nd anniversary of our move to the far north of Scotland. We had the most magical, snowy walk around Baillie Wind Farm with deep snow underfoot and big soft flakes falling gently all around us. It was perfect. Of course, later that same day the snow turned to sleet and normal rainy service has since resumed!
|Baillie Wind Farm|
|Baillie Wind Farm|
|Brodie wearing her red coat so she doesn't disappear in the snow!|
|Wrapped up for the elements at Baillie Wind Farm|
That's all from the far north for this week. I'll be popping over to Paint Party Friday to see what adventures (artistic and otherwise) other folk have been having this week.