I do not seek inspiration or wait around hoping it will find me.
Sometimes it just shows up, performing an aerial glomp.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ACEO: Peeking Dog: Completed August 17, 2010

ACEO: Peeking Dog
Originally uploaded by diannna-art
Acrylic paint on 2 1/2 x 3 1/2,
110# Canson Acid Free acrylic paper.
I do not always know what I am going to paint when I begin, but this image was in my head for a few days. I sketched it when I was running too low on white paint to attempt it. I was specifically thinking of an image that I thought a sister of mine would like.

August 16th.. Basic blue sky was set, the dog house, three layers of green to try to look like rolling hills and the dog was completed. To paint the dog, I asked my sister to email me a photo of her dog. I stared at it and carefully painted the doggy in the ACEO.

August 17th.. Added more to the sky, breathing life into what was originally just a solid light blue background. Decided that three sections of green was looking weird.. so I re-did the yard. A tree was planned, but after all the time that went into the doggy face and being pleased with it.. I was not going to cover half of it with a tree.

I played with the texture of the lawn until I felt the dog had a well groomed yard, but his neighbor's grass looked tall enough to hide a doggy. The cheerful doggy is peeking through overgrown grass, at you.

(Want to see a macro of the doggy face and get to see a photo of my sister's dog? Click here: Doggy Inspiration, to view it on my Flickr.)

1 comment:

  1. I like this. I mean it. It's simple and expressive. And cute.