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Cow 2

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Hello blogland bloggers!  Thank you for visiting my site and supporting my artistic endeavors.  I appreciate all of the loyal followers of my blog.  You all help keep me accountable.  I am so happy to finally feel back on track in regard to fairly regular blog posts.  I had a few months of limited posts…thanks for hanging in there with me.

This painting is the second abstract cow I have painted.  I finished this one last weekend.  It is painted entirely in acrylics on a 9 x 12 inch gesso board.  Below are some of the progression photos of my sweet, little cow.  I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed painting it.

Warmly,

k  i  m  b  y

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“Holy Cow” or “Wholly Cow” Update

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She is finished!  I completed this painting last night.  I have been working on it for the last three months approximately.  If you click on one of my recent past posts:  “Holy Cow” you can check out the gradual progression of this painting.  

It is primarily done in oils save for the base/background of the calf’s body.  I used Titanium White for her base.  It allowed me to create an abundance of underlying texture.  I then added oil paints over the acrylic. I really love the effect it elicited.  

Last night, I added the eyes and eyelashes (this is the first time I have ever painted eyes on a living creature in a painting) as well as the additional abstract colors that made this little calf appear more lifelike, even if the colors are not.  

I am quite happy with the finished piece.  I hope you enjoy it as well.  I have never painted a portrait of a living creature before so this was an experiement….a successful one at that.

I hope your week is off to a superb start!

Warmly,

k  i  m  b  y

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Holy Cow!!!

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I am baaaaaack!!!  I have not posted any new blogs in over three weeks…and for that I apologize.  I have been struggling a bit (well actually, I have been struggling a lot) and have not had the gumption to sit down and blog.  I have been forcing myself to paint….even IF I am lacking the necessary and vital inspiration to do so.  I am in the midst of churning out a few paintings that I hope you will enjoy.  Holy Cow is one of those paintings.  It is really not entitled “Holy Cow”.  I labeled this piece that title just for this post.  I have no idea what it will be called but I think it is a pretty cute, and hopefully interesting, abstraction of a sweet little calf.

This painting was initially created by sketching the image of the cow in a lavender pencil.  I chose lavender because it is soft, moldable and rich.  It is also one of the presiding colors I envisioned for this particular piece.  Once I did the sketch, I moved onto to doing the background.  This background has three different layers.  I used a lime green color for the primary base.  I then made an orange color from mixing cadmium red and Naples yellow oil paints.  Lastly, I mixed in some Alizaron crimson, wet-on-wet, into the already added bases.  After the background was completed, I did something I  have never done before…..I used acrylic as base in which to create texture to the base of the cow.  I have only just begun to explore working with acrylics and I decided to try my luck as use it as a foundational base.  I LOVE the way it turned out and I am thrilled I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried it!  I am now gradually adding abstract colors onto the coat of the cow to create a vibrant painting….I hope!  I will be sure to post the finished product once it is done.

I hope all is well in your world.  Thank you so much for being faithful to my blog and continuing to read even when my posts are somewhat lacking and few & far between.

Cheers!

k  i  m  b  y