Sunday, January 11, 2015

High Art It's Not

It's not high art. But it does keep the heat on. And I am learning to handle acrylics and miraculously, even get a bit skillful with them. Also, the number of deep knee bends required is getting my legs fit. Painting these fiberglass statues entails lots of physical movement - up and down, standing on a step-stool, kneeling, bending, put the hound on the floor, stand it up on the table again, lay it on it's's no wonder I'm pooped at the end of the day! Plus, they weigh around 35-40lbs.

I've already painted a few with a similar theme. This one has stronger design and I'm as satisfied as I can be with this graphic, un-painterly style. It's...pretty. Feedback from the prior "Blankets" confirms it: people in the greyhound biz love them.

It's a good project for these long, cold, dark days of winter.

The particular destination for this puppy is a track that has an extra number: 9. It's akin to an also eligible and it's purple, providing another color to work with. Because it's on the AE, I used it sparingly. If you don't know horse racing, you have no idea what the heck I'm talking about. Let's just say that if one dog scratches another dog that drew number nine gets to race. To be honest, I'm not all that clear about the rule myself even after looking it up.

Temporarily, he guards the front door.

Painting with plastic and liking it,