Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This Way, and a sketch

This Way, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy
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"This way." "No, THIS way.""But this way looks more interesting. I smell something good over here, too..." Just another scene from the farmer's market. I love the triangle shape the girl and dog make, as well as the tension created from leaning in two different directions. 

And here we have a quick 10 minute sketch of my new greyhound napping. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My new Greyhound

Sephiroth, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy

We adopted a retired greyhound last weekend. I'd like to introduce you to Sephiroth, a three and a half year old, 75 lb amber-eyed boy who looks like some sort of mythical tiger/antelope/dog creature. Despite his exotic good looks, he's just a big goofball of a dog, and we adore him already.  Most importantly, unlike the fictional Sephiroth and Cloud, my Sephiroth and Cloud are getting along fine.

This painting is I'm sure the first of many. Brindle coats are a challenge to paint, so I'll be getting lots of practice. Here's a picture of Seph in the yard. Love this yellow-eyed boy.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Bison Study

Bison Study, 5 x 7 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy

One of the many bison we saw at Custer State Park. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Chicken Scratch

Chicken Scratch, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy

No, I'm not talking about my handwriting, although chicken scratch is a pretty accurate description. I found this free range hen during a visit to a local dairy goat farm. I like the boldness of the knife work in the background against the realistic hen.