Day 11:28 am
Psalm 36:6 religious art. As small dogs go, this little terrier mix is a cutie. I am not particularly attracted to them, but must admit there are a few who have won my heart. This one in particular belonged to my late mother-in-law. She was a down to earth lady who didn’t mince words, and I loved her. She cared for the dog as she would have a child. So many of us are guilty of that, if indeed it is a crime.
I use photographs to do my reverse painting on glass with, so if I should see a crooked tooth, or a tear in an ear from a long forgotten battle, I am probably going to paint it. These are the details that I believe make each one an individual in their own pet portrait. Some times I even come close to ‘capturing’ them.
I begin the painting process with the eyes, or in this case, the reflection of light on the eyes, and proceed to the remaining features. Only after these are in place can I start painting in the fur of this religious art pet portrait. To see more of my reverse painting on glass, please go tocontinue reading
“American Bobtail” reads “all creatures look to you to give them food at the proper time.” Even though tis is true for all animals, as far as cats go, it could not have been said better.
The breed of cat called the American Bobtail was developed in the 1960’s, a stocky cat, that might have either long or short hair. The “bobbed” tail was produced by a dominant gene, and not by the cross breeding with the wild bobtail, as one might be led to believe. They are for the most part a friendly and sociable house pet. They seem to be more shaggy than fluffy.
A few of my pet portraits are based in religious art, such as this, but for the most part, they are just that, pet portraits. To begin painting the colors of the coat of this American Bobtail, I usually use a small flat brush to go back and forth with, and when in the final stages of the reverse painting on glass, a soft, round larger paint brush. For the whiskers and eyebrows, a skewer for use on a grill. using the pointed end does very nicely. I find myself using tools one would not normally think of for painting, but it seems to work for this American bobtail as well as other reverse painting on glass that I do.continue reading