Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dog Update and Painting Night Scenes

Ranger is doing well. I picked him up at the vet’s office yesterday morning and took him to the Painted Ladies’ day. He lay at my feet on his blanket and was a good dog. The vet said that the ear had been in very bad shape – the cartilage and ear were torn nearly off. He said it took a lot of work to put it back together. I think the vet did a great job.

The Painted Ladies worked on painting a night scene. Several years ago, I had taken a workshop with Naomi Brotherton who was recently in Watercolor Magazine. So, I shared my knowledge of night scene painting. This is a painting that I have done before. Maybe I was not that excited about painting the night scene and was a bit sloppy. Since I paint very fast, I finished my night scene and then did this little quick painting of cactus blossoms.
My blog buddy, Jo Castillo, is in Northern NM and is posting some great photos. She is making me quite homesick or is it the heat of OK that makes me want to head to the hills?

I also spoke with my good friend, Mrs. Bear. Speaking with Anny always makes me happy. She knows me like no other. She knows my heart. She knew me in my prior life, and she loved me anyway. There is nothing hidden with friends like her. Thanks for calling and knowing, Anny.

7 comments:

Skybag said...

I like the cactus!

Bag Blog said...

Jes, Kind of funky!

Buck said...

re: the cactus. Mmmm... Nopales!

I'd say your vet did a GREAT job on Ranger. I'm glad all's well there.

Bag Blog said...

Buck,
I'm glad you posted the link to Nopales or I would not have known what you were talkin' about.

Buck said...

Ah... just my Chicano "heritage" coming through. A LOT of the culture rubbed off on me, ya know. Mostly good, too! :D

Anonymous said...

... excellent..... the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga is doing an exhibit right now just for night paintings... or "nocturnes", as they call them..... even had a Remington on display!....

Eric

Jo Castillo said...

Those are both great paintings. I'm partial to the cactus. I jut love those. Thanks for the point!