Sunday, February 7, 2010

Love and little puppies

My little dogs have been full of mischief this past week. Not sure why they have been leaving me surprises and chewing on things. Think its a cry for help? :) We do time outs occasionally for our dogs but when Winston is in trouble Yoda usually waits for him. Winston is more of the obvious trouble maker and we don't find out about Yoda's surprises until hours later.

I decided to repaint my painting for the Love Show because I wanted to provide something that was more consistent with my current body of work. Let me tell you- trying to make an oil painting dry faster once its been painted- is tough. I read online about sticking the painting in the oven on a low heat or a blow dryer on low. I was afraid of sticking the painting in the oven because of the flammable materials. I also read about an artist who uses a McDonald's Fry Lamp to dry her paintings, which I thought was a little brave. I tried the blow drier on low for a couple of hours- I am not exactly sure how successful I was but its dry! (a little tacky but dry).

Have a creative week everyone :)

4 comments:

Janice La Verne said...

pugs??? I love pugs. My sister-in-law has two... Fiona and Frank Zappa (he was a rescue and came with that name)

good luck with the show! let us know how it goes, ok?

Creative Coquette said...

Such cute dogs!!

My mom used to paint in oils and she had to stop for awhile when I was little as I was always sticking my little fingers onto the canvas and finger-painting, heh heh.

Must be why I chose acrylics for my medium an adult :P

Your painting looks wonderful!

Michelle Brunner said...

You are a patient girl using oils! I am not so patient and that is why I have to use acrylics or else I ruin paintings! Love your cute little dogs:)

Dionne said...

Awwwww how cute!!!!! Adorable!