Here is my latest moon, This one is a twelve inch, a rare size for me to do anymore. He is pictured with a star ornament and a black cat carved wooden ornament, still un-finished. The black cat was actually a carved hideous tabby with chunky fat legs and body and too large gotesque eyes. I found him at a salvage place and started by re-carving him all over to make him a svelte Halloween kitty...and of course have painted him black but not added any features yet. It was fun whittling him down and completely changing him..he even may have a few ribs now!
And here are some painting sketches for a a recent commission. Finished paintings will be 48" x 24". They will be old world pastoral landscapes, one with sheep the other with cattle...ok these pics aren't the best but will show more on this project and a few other projects in this genre later!
My children start school in the morning, first day this year! I think we will all be going to bed soon so we can get an early start... I've promised them my pancakes for breakfast...(maybe even pumpkin ones!) then maybe I can get back to some studio work! I feel I have gotten behind, half done projects are littering the studio and several things still need to be packed and shipped! It couldn't be a better week for school to start, but I feel sad saying goodbye to summer, it was a perfect one. This time of year brings me a sense of nostalgia for seasons already past, as well as anticipation for fall and fun still to come. Still, strangely, I'm filled with a stirring AND a yearning...hard to put in words.