Saturday, October 22, 2011

Watercolor: Dogs in Snow

No time to blog, I'm taking a little drive out of town for a few days and then throwing a neighborhood party next weekend.  That will about do it for October.  Much progress was made this month and I want to write about it, but that will wait until November.  I'm just heading out the door in a few moments.  So here's a little post to tide us over.  It's my latest watercolor.  It's my friend's dogs, Hap and Roxann, in snow.  A white dog in snow was a new challenge and I'm afraid I didn't get the proportions quite right, but I think I did capture the mid-bound of Roxann running toward the camera.  I did this on postcard stock thinking to mail it to my friend as a surprise, but I liked it so much when I finished, I enclosed it in a letter to save it from the dirty machinery of the U.S. Postal Service.  I'm eager to get back to painting, but it will wait until November.  In the meantime, enjoy Hap and Roxann, dogs in snow.


troutbirder said...

Mmmmm. I don't know how long you been painting but this one is plain and simple terrific. So does it snow there in Utah? Our two weeks in Phoenix saw 95 degrees every day. :)

Bekkieann said...

You are too kind, TB. I've been painting for a couple of months. I've tried and failed in the past, but something clicked with me with a class my friends and I took in the summer. Maybe it's just one of the compensations of getting older.

We do, indeed, get snow in Utah. Some years quite a lot. A typical year sees over 100 inches at our top ski resorts, and snow on the ground most of the winter in our valleys. Our first snow in the valley is predicted this week. And me without my snow tires yet. This will inspire me to get them on, I'm sure.