Been busy as….. Painting a storm for 29 faces, AJJ – living beings and Mix it Monthly - trees!
This is Sara; she is a beauty, loves to dress up, wears flowers and ribbons, and goes out on the town frequently. However, despite being so-called ‘popular’ she is very lonely, if you look hard enough you can see into her soul through her eyes and see the sadness. I think she has been hurt a lot. I used gouache and acrylics; it took me all week to get her how I wanted.
This is me a child! I grew up on a dairy farm and after school had to go down to the milk shed to help with the milking. To get there, I had to pass the hen run. In the hen run was a bad tempered rooster, he used to sit up in the tree and fly over the fence making a racket and trying to peck us kids. I was petrified of him! I used to climb the fence and cross the paddock to the boundary and take a rather steep path to the shed. To this day I am very nervous of birds, I desperately want to have hen for eggs but the thought of having to touch them sends shivers up my spine!!! While I am at it, I will also admit that I was afraid of the cows too! Perhaps next week I will do a picture telling a hilarious episode of me and a cow! Shame on a good ole Taranaki farm gal! (Taranaki is the province where I grew up and is primarily a dairy farming area)
This picture I did for 29 Faces and AJJ – Living Beings. If you want to see the faces I posted during the week go here.
Some more stuff for AJJ - Living Beings and Mix it Monthly - Trees
They are about my cat Bro.
This first one is his relationship with dogs. He has a love hate relationship. He keeps his distance as he has had one or two run in with them. But I have caught him terrorizing or perhaps tantalizing the neighbour’s dog. They have a one of those yappy terriers, and it is often in the front window when they go out. Bro likes to sit in the middle of the lawn staring at it while it goes berserk, yapping jumping at the window. I swear he is laughing!
Bro pretends to hate birds. Proof of this was witnessed by the one legged blackbird that frequents my back garden looking for worms. It disappeared for a while and I thought it hadn't survived the winter. However looking out the window I saw the bird on the foot path to the washing line. Around the corner came Bro. He sat down as the bird continued to hop about. They were only a foot apart! He stayed there till it flew off. He got a great big hug from me.
I used acrylics in both pictures. For the trees they are wearing their spring outfits as it is spring here. (It has arrived at long last!) I haven't used the colour scheme provided by Connie but will for next Tree picture that I am working on.
Bro taking his early morning stroll in the garden! Below Bro guarding the property on the carport roof! Oops it needs painting!!!
Well if you got this far thanks for visiting and have a wonderful creative week.
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