Sunday, December 20, 2009

Annie - Pastel on Color-Fix

Pastel on Color-Fix
copyright - Jan Gibson

I think I'm coming out of that awful painting funk I was in finally.  Now I'm all hyped up and wanting to paint but have to direct my energies to cleaning and cooking for Christmas!

Not that I mind, really, but it would be nice to be able to paint now that I feel more like it!

Anyway, here's one product of the new-found energy and enthusiasm for painting.  This is Annie, a ShiTzu, who was painted in pastel on a blue ColorFix sanded paper.  I used my new Pan pastels, some Rembrandt and Jack Richeson sticks and some pastel pencils.  The bandana is in the Denver Broncos colors and it was requested that I leave it on since Annie's owner is a huge fan.

This is a digital photo instead of my usual scan but I think it came out fairly true to life.  I've ordered a new scanner and hope to get it soon!  At least with a digital photo, you don't see all the little grains of sand like a scan would pick up!  Maybe I should try to photograph that bunny I did on the hemp and recycled paper!  lol


sue said...

Beautiful work Jan, I'm sure Annie's owner is going to love this.

I have to confess I had no idea who or what Denver Broncos are - till I Googled them. But I don't follow English Football either :o)

Christine said...

What a sweet little character. Great job as always!
Hope you and your husband have a wonderful Christmas & a happy new year! ~Christine

Teresa Mallen said...

Wonderful colours in the fur! Best of luck with the cleaning and cooking. If it is any consolation, we are all doing it. :-)

Have a very merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!!

Jan said...

Sue, I don't follow any kind of sports team even though college basketball is huge around here and wouldn't know the Broncos either except that they're sort of a major team!

Thanks you, Christine! I hope you and your husband had a wonderful Christmas too. Ours was very good with the children and grandchildren (except one) all here with us.

Thank you, Teresa! No consolation at all but I think I'm about recuperated now. Hope your Christmas was lovely and I wish everyone the very best in 2010!

Jo Castillo said...

Cute doggie. Just like my grand-dog who is a Bronco fan, too.

I take photos of pastels outside in direct sunlight and find they need very little correction if any on the computer. Good luck with the photos.