Today is the day, 12-week-old Vladimir came home to join the family! We just walked in the door with him. We are going to be spending every moment enjoying him and will start posting the photos of the trip home and the reaction of Tanj and Usch starting tomorrow.
The first step is preparing the panels.
glued, nailed, and sanded,
gesso is added to seal the wood
and the back is painted in black.
Yellow acrylic is used to sketch a design
on the gessoed board.
as white shapes. Les decided she liked the
shapes better than the two vertical lines.
Now the painting dries for a few days, gets coated with
varnish, and hanging hardware is added to the back.
it is covered in a sufficient number of cat hairs.
The next step is to get a color accurate
picture of the painting for the archives
and future cards. Since the lighting inside
doesn't seem to work I attempted some outside shots.
The trick is to have an overcast day, no such luck mid-summer
in Oregon, so I tried some shots under the eves,
next to the boys kennel.
Hey what are you doing out here?
Maybe I can get its attention ?
This painting has a home, but the boys have
also been helping us with other paintings...
"Angels Visit" is completed and being auctioned
on eBay (a link is available through our store).