Pearl was a miniature dachshund that was part of my parent’s household for many years. Sadly, my little puppy-sister passed away last year. My folks do have two other dogs and a cute cat, but Pearl will be missed. I called her Pearly Whirly, and I loved how she would snuggle with me in the morning when I visited. My folks got up early, and I did not. Apparently, Pearl wasn’t an early riser, either, so she would sleep with me until I decided to get up. My dad compiled a picture collage of pearly, and I thought it would be a good idea to give him a picture of Pearl for Christmas. She was a butterball! I painted just her head and my parents loved the painting Pearly Whirly
Below is the acrylic painting I did. As with my other acrylics, I textured a lot and added lots of glazes. This is the first picture I did of a pet, and I was happy with the results
No seriously, I wish I had a million blue Ball jars. I might just settle for a crap ton of them. I would photograph them and paint them and paint them some more and just go a little crazy with the paintings of Ball jars and use a ridiculous amount of run-on sentences while I do it. As it is, I have several of these gorgeous aqua jars, and I will be adding to my collection when I can. This painting with flowers was a gift for a friend. Her bathroom was all aqua and purple, and I thought a photo of lilacs in a jar I came across would make a beautiful painting. The painting is an acrylic 8×10 on canvas. For acrylics, I use a variety of paint brands (mostly Golden, Liquitex, Dick Blick, and M. Graham), and I also use glazes and gel mediums. For this painting, I added a gel medium to the background because I wanted a textured feel. I glazed on top to bring out the texture, as well.