Thursday, May 8, 2008

Update on Ferret Painting WIP

Ferret painting by Jan Gibson
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I had a post almost ready to publish then hit a wrong key & it was long gone! I hate when that happens!

I've worked for several hours this morning trying to get this pretty little ferret out of the "ugly" stage and I think it's beginning to emerge! Most of the time, I get to that stage then start over because it appears that it will never become the painting that I had in mind. This time I was determined to work through the uglies and, while I still have much more to do, I think I may be able to pull it off. If not, then I certainly will start over!

I got the nicest email from "Mrs_Center", the photographer who posted the photograph of their family pet ferret on the Stock.XCHNG. The Stock.XCHNG requires that the photographer be notified whenever their photos are being downloaded and used and I'm always happy to do that. Artists in every field, including photography, want to know where their creative "children" end up.

Anyway, I had emailed Mrs. Center and directed her to my blog here when she requested to see the painting from her photo. She replied with praise for the first posting of the WIP and I certainly don't want to let her down with the finished painting. It is both intimidating and an incentive when someone with a vested interest is watching you work!


Mrs_Center said...

Amazing! I love it so much, and not just because of the model is my ferret :)

Jan said...

Thank you so much for your comment. It's nerve-racking for me to know you're watching! I really want to do justice to your beautiful pet.