Monday, August 22, 2005

Vermont

This is another old one. I did this one as a sketch for a larger painting that I donated to a charity auction. I don't usually enjoy painting landscapes (when I finish a painting I want to be looking at somebody, not something) but I did enjoy this one.

9 comments:

Lauren said...

Kim, cats aren't people.

Kim Traynor said...

says you!

Friar Tuck said...

This is probably my favorite of yours so far. But....as much as I appreciate you gifts....I HATE cats.

Kim Traynor said...

Ahhh, the truth comes out at last! So what are you, one of those chinchilla people?

Thanks for the compliment. I like snowy landscapes. very refreshing.

Crystal said...

Even if people don't like cats you can still see your fine skills as an artist in the cat paintings that you do. They are awesome! But I do understand what the don is saying.

I don't think I would like paintings of bugs.

Lauren said...

If I used my artistic abilities (yes, I have them) for something other than redecorating my house in my mind, I would paint only Max. I would paint one of him every day, maybe. Dogs are so cool.

Kim Traynor said...

Lauren! You should totally do it! When else are you going to have time? Michaels has a sale on some of their acrylics and canvases this week. And styrofoam dixie plates make great palettes, and there is a green thing you can get at Michaels or Walmart that the plates fit in (it's with decorative art supplies.) Painting is totally theraputic, you'll feel great, and you'll have some art for your house!

Kim Traynor said...

Oh yeah, and don't skimp on brushes 'cause you'll end up with hairs in your painting, but don't go all out either, 'cause the acrylic paint is hard on brushes and you'll just need to replace them eventually anyway.

No special cleaning supplies needed, just soap and water and then lay the brushes flat to dry. And don't let the brushes soak too long.

And wetcanvas (in the sidebar) is a great website with tutorials and message boards and all sorts of great art stuff.

Friar Tuck said...

Yes, Crystal. She is definitely has skills in the art department.