NuNu, Acryic on panel, 6″ x 6″
I painted that for Chris. It is not, what you’d call, a “good likeness.” (Of NuNu, that is, not Chris. If it were a painting of Chris, it would be horrid. Being as he’s a husband, not a tuxedo cat.)
Poppies, Acrylic on panel, 5″ x 5″
Named Poppies in honor of The Wizard of Oz, this one I painted for Lisa Verigin, since we both like musicals. But she doesn’t know I made this for her (yet). The scan is kind of blurred, and I think that’s because the paint has a lot of texture (this thing took forever to dry).
Firecat, Acrylic on Panel, 5″ x 5″
Chris compressed the file for me, so the picture was smaller. This one too has a lot of texture, so the image isn’t as clear as it could be. I’m not sure who I’ll give this to. Probably depends on if anyone wants it!
I was thinking I would maybe give it to Suzan Manuel, a friend from my first day in graduate school at Nazi State University. She likes cats. Even hideous ones.
You see, way back in March I had promised that I would “make something” for Suzan, Lisa, Chris, my sister Kirsten, and my FB friend Greg Butterfield. So, these pictures are the result (although I don’t have anything yet for Greg).
Here’s the last one:
Sunset Over Cross Lake, Acrylic on panel, 5″ x 5″.
This was the first painting I experimented with “liquid metal,” a kind of acrylic paint that is very beautiful, but doesn’t mix too well. It has more of the consistency of tempera than acrylic, and it comes in a little pot, not a tube, which is inconvenient. But I liked the effect, and I employed some of this liquid metal in the other pictures I’ve scanned (as well as some others that are drying).
In news poetic, I’m working on an ekphrastic poem that is kicking my ass, and except that one of the lines in the poem is the title of the collection I’m working on, and the poem is therefore pivotal to the collection, I’d just as soon toss it and come back to it much later. I suppose I could still toss the poem, and come up with a new title for the collection, but I hate to do that, because I love the title… Oh well, it doesn’t have to be decided tonight.