Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I just finished this one this morning. It is called "Spring Daffodils". I don't whip these up, one after the other. I usually have several on the go at the same time. When I get stumped or bored with a painting, I will start another one. Sometimes I have a lot of them in various stages of completion during the winter. When spring is just around the corner, I put a push on to finish as many as I can before the ground thaws. This is not the last. There are more to come. This year the theme seems to be flowers. I had to take a break from wolves and dogs.
"Spring Daffodils" is on EBay now, with the rest of my paintings, for $50 + S&H.
This is a common picture when I'm trying to do some close work, like photograph a painting. Any chance for some attention is a good time for Shadow. He's a sweetheart, for all he's a tough cookie! He's a great mouser, lining them up on the front porch when they are active!
This past weekend the snow and ice melted somewhat and fell off the house and roof. There was about an hour of time when a lot of big noise was coming in from outside. Shadow didn't hide under the couch (his favourite spot whena stranger comes into the house). He sat up alert beside me and growled loudly the whole time, ready to do battle. When there was more ice falling noise from the bedroom window upstairs, he ran up there to meet it, growling all the way! With all this courage, he is very gentle and sweet. You can pick him up roughly or push him off the counter top (a rare occurrence) and he will just purr the entire time. No matter what you do, if you touch him, he purrs. I have never felt his claws or teeth, even in play.
When Hubby put a single empty can of tuna on the floor for them, Abby ran up first and began to lick it clean. Shadow came behind her and licked her ears, encouraging her to keep eating. When she was half finished, she stepped back and let him have his share. It was so sweet. They really have bonded and he takes care of her. He goes to look for her if she doesn't come when I am feeding them. (He's ALWAYS there when I am feeding them! lol!)
Posted by Sheryl at Providence Acres at 6:19 AM