Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mule in Progress: Day One

20 x 60 oil on canvas

I was finally able to compose myself enough to get back to the easel today. I've been occupying my time these last few days with mindless busy work. I had been vacillating back and forth between painting an aircraft I shot at an airshow a few weeks ago, and this mule. The loss of our pet put me in the mood to do an animal. I photographed this mule on our recent trip to Charleston, as it was pulling a large number of, not so athletic tourists. This is the first days work, and as with the Murray Grey, I plan to post images of each days work. If I don't make significant progress on some days, I'll combine multiple days effort into a single post. I'd also like to thank all of you who left comments here on my blog, and on FaceBook concerning the death of our kittie Scout. They were very comforting, and helped ease the pain of our loss.


Shirley Peters said...

Great start Neil. I like the composition. Look forward to following your progress.

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

I really like getting to see the pictures of your work as you go along. Thank you for posting them.

Nick Raymon said...

Nice Post
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PaintingLover said...

very nice pictures

Dean H. said...

Love your start on this, Neil! Looks like you have it firmly in control.

Sorry to hear about your kitty, Scout. Losing a pet is hard ( I lost my little dog in Feb. this year). Just hang on to the happy memories and be thankful for the time you had together. It is all a Gift

Jeb said...

Wow! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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