Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's Been A While

Haven't posted anything in, well, a really long time! Painting got put aside for a bit when we had our latest Bearded Collie litter last October. Baby puppies sure are great time wasters! In the best case scenario it's a couple of months of hard work and then most of the pups head off to new homes and things can get back to normal, but perfect homes have been harder to find in recent times so we still have a few babies looking for homes, which means the workload continues. And once out of 'painting mode' it's often hard to get back to it, because there always seems to be other work needing to be done. But, finally, spurred on by a few commissions, I did get back at it again, and in between those commissions I also worked on a few projects of my own just for fun.

Here is one of those 'fun' projects:
Bearded Collie Airbrushed Necktie
I bought this tie many years ago intending to paint it, but somehow never got around to it. I kept coming across it and thinking I really should do it one day, so finally I decided to just go to it! It was fun to do, though airbrushing white and light colours on a dark surface is always a bit challenging. I was pleased with how it turned out, and it looks like I'll be doing more of these in the future for interested clients.