I've been spending a little time painting these days, working on pet portraits, mostly. Rick says I should hang out my shingle and I'm thinking about it. I've done pet commissions before and sometimes they make me anxious because every pet has its own personality and it's not always easy to grab it. It's pretty easy when it's your own animal!
Molly's long loved dog, Rogan, moved on a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't get out to get a card and she was such a wonderful animal and good friend to Molly for so many years.
So, I thought I'd paint her. I was pretty happy with the result.
My friend Kate has a wonderful cat named Zeke. I call him Lizzie's intended. (Though they've yet to meet and knowing them it's not likely!) Pretty close.
So, I had to do Zeke. I think one of his eyes is a little wonky and I need to do it over.
And just a butterfly. I'm not sure it's quite right but it's cheery! (It's actually a larger painting but I cropped it to the good part.
I've been working on the Covid-19 journal too. This has been a fun project and I hope we'll find it illuminating to review it in years to come.
It captures the little things of live during the pandemic. Somethings are just day-to-day life...
...some are special days, like our Mother's Day walk.
It wouldn't be a journal without a walk to the Ditch!
And the never ending saga of my garden. If you can call it that.
So there you have it. At least it keeps me off the streets!