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Posts from the ‘Small Work’ Category

Purple Kitty

Purple Kitty 8″ x 8″

I had fun with this one. Purple is my favourite colour!   

Early Bird

Robin 8″ x 8″

The early bird gets the worm. It’s true – I recently read that Robins prefer to eat worms in the morning and fruit later in the day. 

Squirrel

Squirrel 8″ x 8″

There are so many squirrels in my neighbourhood that I guess it was inevitable that I would paint one eventually. Most of the squirrels around here are black or grey, but I made this one a bit more red, because it worked so well with the background colour. 

A Sheep Called Eunice

A Sheep Called Eunice  8″ x 8″

Happy

Happy (8″ x 8″)

It was inevitable that I would eventually work my way around to painting a pig. I think I will have to do another one that focuses more closely on the face. There is so much expression that I would like to capture, and I’m not sure that I’ve got it here. Stay tuned.

The Blue Door

Blue Door 8″ x 8″

It was nice to paint with a limited palette. I didn’t have to make so many decisions about what colours to use, just the tones and values. I like the simplicity and it was fun to focus on the textures surrounding the cat. 

Prints of this (and many others) are available on Etsy.

A Mix of Sun and Clouds

A Mix of Sun and Clouds 8″ x 8″

I decided to do a quick landscape – no cows, chickens or other animals in this one. I wanted the focus to be on the dramatic sky and huge puffy clouds. 

Loon

Loon 8″ x 8″

I had fun painting this loon. Lots to work on with all of the patterns and reflections. Not sure it’s a total success, but definitely good practice. 

Stripes

Stripes 8″ x 8″

Black Cat

Black Cat 8″ x 8″

I decided to paint fur instead of feathers this time.