Just a quickie for today!
Well, as the title says I am giving away my acrylic pug painting to a well deserved charity who work desperately hard to help all pugs in need. Pugs SOS........Facebook Pugs sos
This is my baby, as we all know I love Pugs, and when I thought about how I could possibly help, I decided to ask the charity Pugs sos if a painting would be any help to them. I'm hoping this raises some money for the charity and for all the fur babies in need. Gotta love the pugs.
I was not happy starting this painting, I actually had a completely different painting and approach in mind. Then my usual panic started, and I just could not function or get anything right. It just didn't make me happy no matter what I painted. Complete failure and embarrassment was imminent (I may sometimes be considered a little melodramatic, just a touch).
Then my husband said to me the most important words I think he's ever spoken. He said "Paint for me ." Oh my God, the second I began to think of the painting as mine, for me, for my house, it just began to flow from me. No more pressure, I am painting for me, and me only. No one else matters, and if it fails I can just start again.
So I quickly sketched out a pug face with his fluffy ears and curly tail, and the tongue, I needed the tongue to be perfect. And bubbles, I wanted bubbles. Originally I wanted bubbles on his nose but that just wouldn't work how I wanted it to.
So he goes from being monochrome to slightly painted in, mainly in yellow ochre. I'm not confident at this stage, getting a little worried, but I persisted. Perspective is difficult for me sometimes. I can stare and stare at a painting and not get it, then I'll come back the next day and bam epiphany.
I got some pouncers and made the outline of some bubbles to fill in the black void around him.
And voila, I went from sheer panic and artists block to painting my magnificent baby. He is only my second fur baby I've painted so with time I will get better and better. That is my only goal, to get better (and be the best ever ) lol. So I probably should thank David for supporting me and calming down my teeny tiny little panics that I have. :)
Please goto the Pugs sos facebook page, tonight, the link is above, and bid for this beautiful baby. He is definitely worth it.
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