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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pastel Painting of squirrels update

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I am sure finding it difficult to stay put and work in this piece for more than a half hour at a time. Unfortunately, this always seems to happen when I work on larger pieces.

It's better than nothing but I managed to fill a few more square inches of the painting today. I was getting tired of working on the dried maple leaves and bark so I decided to lift my spirits a little and start working on the squirrel in the snow.


  1. This is really fantastic, I can't wait to see it finished.

  2. Colette let me lift your spirits some more, this is amazing, I love it.

  3. Thank you ladies! I appreciate you following and commenting on my blog, especially so sinceI know that this painting has been taking so much more time than I anticipated.

  4. I'm loving this! And I don't blame you for getting bored with the leaves and working on the fun squirrel, lol.

  5. I know it can be a hard slog Colette, but I'm sure lots of people - me included - are keen to see it completed because it's looking so good. Hang in there!

    With my own painting efforts, I've been trying lately to set an achievable goal for the day before I make a start. I don't always get there for one reason or another, but I find that setting a daily target helps.

  6. I have ben watching the progess of this piece for a long time and I think it is going to be superb!!

  7. Thanks Peter for the encouragement and tip. I'll have to try setting smaller goals for myself.

    As for your painting, it's coming along great. And I totally understand you getting tired of working on the rocks!

    Sally, thank you for being so patient and your kind words. With so many people watching and waiting, it should give me a boost to the finish line soon.