I guess this goes with my recent athlete paintings! After all, is there any creature that is moire athletic than a sled dog? These animals run for hundreds of miles in the freezing cold. I think I have probably painted or drawn this dog, or some version of this dog, at least fifteen times, if not more. I love the image of a sled dog doing what they love most and do best. It’s like painting pure joy.
Over the past year, my daughter has become a bit obsessed with mermaids. We’ve been slowly redecorating her room with a mermaid theme. I had a little extra paint on my palette after I finished my swimmer, so I painted a little gift for her…
After several false declarations of “I’m done!” I think I am finally actually done! My last painting of the Iron Man series, The Swimmer, has been signed and sealed! This one feels a bit different, but I think swimming feels a bit different too. I think I still captured the energy of the Iron Man, but there is a little more coolness in this painting.
Sometimes I am a runner. Sometimes I am a painter. Until recently, I used a wait-for-inspiration approach to both. I have, however, discovered that it is a lot more rewarding to create your own inspiration. Now I regularly try to exercise both my body and my mind. Hard work is the key to stirring creativity and energy.
This week, I gave my painting muscles a bit of a workout…
One of my biggest fans is an 18 month old little boy. Until recently, he lived next door. Every time he came over for a visit, he would also visit “his” cows. I decided that since he can’t visit as often, he needs his own cow. So this is Gavin’s Very Own Baby Cow!
I finally started and finished the second painting in my ironman series. I think I will do another runner next. I haven’t quite worked out the composition for the swimmer yet.