Sunday 29 December 2013

The satisfaction of finishing

I would hate for you to think I've spent the last few days lolling on a sofa eating chocolates. Obviously there has been a certain amount of that going on, it is Christmas after all, but I've also made my New Year resolutions a little early and top of the list is my intention to get stuff finished. The barn owl panel has occupied me for a couple of days and here's where he's at now.

While the paint was drying on him I started the underpainting on the woodpecker.

As you can see he has no visible means of support yet but will hopefully sprout legs and feet sometime tomorrow! These two paintings will complete  the bird collection for the time being. I'm hoping Jamie at Fingerprint fabric will print them as soon as the holidays are over, then I'm moving onto stretched canvas panels and a brand new subject!

Thanks for checking in on me! Bye for now, Linda


  1. Gorgeous, Linda. Even without visible means of support. And isn't chocolate a creative stimulant anyway?

  2. Beautiful! So glad to see you've been busy in the studio while enjoying that Christmas chocolate. ;o) I look forward to seeing what your next subject will be.

  3. Wow, these look just like the ones I've seen over Christmas! Lovely paintings!

  4. Thank you for all your lovely comments! Happy New Year to everyone who takes time to read my blog and I really hope 2014 will be great for us all. Make time for yourself to be creative - it's what keeps us all sane!

  5. Happy New Year! I am swooning over the owl. It looks just like the ones I see here and the woodpecker is fabulous. I want to thank you, Laura, and Jamie for making my Christmas gift giving and receiving extra special. The pincushions and pencil bags were huge hits. The funny is that my Aunt and I each ordered each other a pincushion and we didn't order the same one! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Off to eat some chocolate as I get caught up on DMTV. Cheers!