Photo session tonight for new painting!

A couple of days ago I was talking with a patient, Tracy, about the new painting I've had in mind and mentioned I needed a model when suddenly she came into focus for me and I couldn't believe she was the ONE! Luckily, she agreed. I'd been speaking to another patient, Linda, earlier about the same painting, saying I was looking for a dog to be in the painting, preferably a greyhound or whippet for the long face and elegant profile I wanted. She said, "I have a greyhound." Omigosh. So tonight I called them both at 5:30 p.m. and they said they'd come at 7:30. Peanut and Linda came a bit early so we had time to acclimate her to her surroundings before Tracy arrived, right on time. The four of us had a ball arranging Tracy and Peanut on the sofa and taking lots of digital photos then running to the computer to see what we'd done. We did that four times and I think we got enough variations that it should be possible to piece together a great composite of face/arm/hand/shawl/dog/lighting. The canvas will arrive from Jerry's Artarama via UPS tomorrow or Tuesday. I may not see the light of day for the next several days while I see if it's possible to get it painted by the 18th or 19th. Then it'll go to the photographer to have slides made and I'll hand-deliver it with the entry fee to the Greenhouse Gallery for the Salon International on the 21st. I don't truly think it's likely to have an entry accepted, but I promised myself last year I'd at least enter something this year. I need to honor that promise. I figure if it's not accepted at least I'll have an interesting painting to my credit. I'm so excited! Thank you Tracy! Thank you, Linda! Thank you, Peanut!


Karen said...

Wow. This is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

V....Vaughan said...

Thank you for the comment, Susan!
WOW! Your blog is GREAT FUN!
I will be back!
Your work is VERY nice and lots of VARIETY! You are having fun!