First Painting of 2010

It’s only the 7th of January and I’ve already broken my resolution to blog more, but at least it was for good reason – I caught the ferry on New Year’s Day and took off for a few days of rest and relaxation with my folks. They have a lovely cabin overlooking the ocean that blessedly has no TV. The downside is they also have no internet, but it was good to have a real break. It felt so good to have quiet, to beachcomb (though nothing much alive at this time of year…didn’t even see a crab), to spy on the seals hanging out on the rocks. Ahhhhh!

I came home with fully recharged batteries and promptly began to push the paint around. I’ve been thinking about painting a skunk ever since my encounter with one a few months ago, but hadn’t sketched his companion until a few days ago. Happily this little gal popped up in my sketchbook and eventually sprang to life on my canvas:


She hasn’t told me her name yet (nor the name of her odiferous pet), but I expect she will soon. She still needs a coat of varnish and a good scanning before she’ll land in the shop, but keep your eye out!

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