Friday, January 2, 2009

The Peppermint Kid Finished at Last!

Happy New Year Everyone! (that is the two or three of you who actually read this blog). And let me thank you for coming to visit and sharing your comments over this past year. I really do appreciate your interest.

We had a very white Christmas this year because it's been snowing almost daily since mid November. Our kids made it up here for the holiday and back home again while dodging the bad storms, and we had a nice family time, lots of goodies to eat and many laughs.

I'm now back to thinking Art again.

On the day that we lost our Little Annie, I busied myself as much as possible and was able to put the finishing touches on Bard's portrait and sign it. What I should have felt was great elation, but all I could muster was a sigh of relief. 

After the hubbub of Christmas died down and the "kids" went back to their respective homes, I was able to get a good photo of Bard (in spite of non stop dreary days!) and then proceeded to clean up the image and do some test prints. The finished portrait has now been added to my website, and I'm contemplating offering his image as a limited edition reproduction.

Today I put things away in the studio and put The Green Team back on the easel. I'm anxious to get busy with this painting, another one that's gotten long in the tooth while waiting for completion. It would be really nice to start something new as well, but I haven't decided what yet. Possibly a fox hunting scene? A pony image? Or, perhaps a winter scene would be appropriate for this time of year.

I must remember to take my camera to the barn when I go tomorrow. Maybe with some urging, the two youngsters can be induced to provide some action. That would be fun!


Judith A. Johnson said...

Happy New YEAR to you too, Karen. I know we read each other's blogs and otherwise there's not much other traffic, but I am glad that we both keep plugging along in hopes that our audience will expand. I am convinced it is a good thing no matter what. I want to do a few sparkly things to the painting of the girl and the horse and try to get in the Area Show in Kalamazoo, or as I call it- my yearly donation (of entry fee) to the Art Center, that is my mission this weekend. Let's both keep painting!!!!

Karen Thumm said...

It's a deal, Judy!

I can't wait to try my new paints!