Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Animal Wednesday - ongoing triptych

This has been the funniest little project - inspired by having this cardboard thing hanging around and not knowing what to do with it. Then I started trying to learn how to paint fur - which was a disaster - but I hit upon an abstract picture of a dog and copied that - and the project started.

As mentioned, the pooch picture was copied but I don't remember from where. But I liked the concept of dot and dashes and squiggles instead of trying to paint fur.

The canary came next and somehow he was easier to paint . Did him on canvas mounted onto foamcore and had fun with the background.

Then I began the struggle with the cat and went thru 3 or 4 versions - all of which were awful. Couldn't paint fur to save my life. Cat looked flat and nasty. I finally resorted to a cat face and tail only. So, first resolution for 2009 - work on cats and fur. The cat and window alone looked to uneven against the 3 D bird so I added curtains and a curtain rod.

I tell you - I had fun with this project. I was only playing around - no emotion involved except for fun. It'll go on the shelf to remind me to continue to have fun with art - and forget about the other crap that gets in the way.

HAW to you all, and Merry Christmas tomorrow.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mim!
oh my goodness! i LOVE it!
what a fantastic piece you created! the playful spirit of how you created it really comes through and it is perfect for the create everyday 2009 challenge theme - Play - the leah just announced.

how inspiring!
m & e

sukipoet said...

I just love this. It is so cheerful and inventive. Hurrah for perserverance. Be well, Suki

Teri C said...

This is just adorable! Love that cat in the window.

studio lolo said...

I think just having fun and letting the muse take over is what it's all about! I love how this turned out!!

BTW, your order didn't come through paypal for some reason and Etsy said you only ordered 1 card. I'll send you 2. Do you want me to "sparkle" them?

HAW...and holiday blessings :)

Teri said...

Love the surprising finished piece, especially the kitty (you got the eyes spot on!) and the birds nest, too

Teri and the cats at Furrydance

soulbrush said...

what fun and special cos no stress added. enjoy your long weekend and get some r+r my friend. hugs.

marianne said...

Wonderful piece!LOVE it!
And a great message ; art should be fun.
Merry Christmas!

ksklein said...

The tryptych is great. It looks really artsy and lie something you could buy at an art fair.

Debra Kay said...

I think I've forgotten about fun too-thanks for the reminder. I love the triptych.

Lynn said...

mim your fun is my inspiration
this is such a cool outcome
love the lines and squiggles
and the 3 D bird effect and nest too and
the curtains
cat looks great to me...
love it love it love it.

human being said...

wow this work is awesome!
i fell in love with it!

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