Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Relaxing Day in My Studio

Painting relaxes me in a way little else does, and sometimes I just can't (or don't want to) put down my brushes for hours at a time. Last night I painted until late and today I spent this sunny day in my bright studio playing with a variety of subjects and styles.

Bearded Collies-- I'm in the mood to paint shaggy dogs

An elegant adult in the snow


Fuzzy Beardie puppy


A Bible verse I was meditating on


African Wild Dog sketch using a photo of Arielle's. The dog was sitting in a puddle of water.


Valentine's flowers from Stephen in different light and in different styles.

At night under artificial lighting


In natural daylight-- it fascinates me the way blue flowers, especially, look different in different lighting.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

What a wonderful variety of painting sketches Melissa! Both Irises are lovely, Your dogs as usual are wonderful and I think your little wild dog is toooo cute! You are enjoying yourself so much now... just don't stop cause you're on a roll!

Melissa Fischer said...

Thank you, Debbie! I always appreciate your comments, specially on African animal sketches. I hope you feel inspired soon; your work always gets me eager to pick up my brushes. :)

Nora Mackin said...

Hey

Melissa look at you painting. I love your dog ones. Oh I wanted to tell you too, that you have one gorgeous family.
I've rewarded you with the Sunshine Award, please stop by my blog to receive it.

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