I am so happy and excited…my Cowgirl painting has reached that stage when I have done as much as I can. More tinkering and I run the risk of ruining it. Now I will set it up in my house and live with it for a while to see if I need to make tweaks. So I am ready to share!
If you have been following my blog you know that this is my first attempt at following a step-by-step, detailed process for the planning and execution of the painting. It has been tough for me since I am typically much more spontaneous but, as you can see, I am a long way from where I began. I will use the process again, especially for paintings that have special meaning for me. I think I will also have two or three works in process so I can step away for a day or two. I was so intensely focused on executing the process that I did not do this and I got a little weary and tired of the subject.
The dog is based on our dog Baxter, a beautiful tri-color Cavalier King Charles Spanial.