"Vertical (Bellator)," from the March Virtual pARTy photograph supplied by Linda Shantz, 8" x 16", acrylic on canvasboard, $529 to the first one who asks nicely. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.
So what's a Virtual pARTy? It's when a group of artists create art using the same reference photo. It's fascinating how each participant makes something uniquely theirs - the resulting body of work is a great study in the variety of interpretations possible.
This year Linda and I are trying to host pARTys more regularly - it was sort of hit and miss when we did them last year, which made it harder for others to plan on joining. So far it's worked out to be mid-month, every month. Check out the project blog for more details - rumor has it we might be doing a dog themed pARTy in the future.
So back to Bellator: I thought two things when I saw the photograph for this month's Virtual pARTy - one, the horse looked very much like those Katie Upton (one of my favorite artists ever) paints. And two, that blaze had to be front and center - I was going to break the rule about keeping your focal point from the middle of your canvas.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
And happy weekend!
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