Our House

"Our House"
oil on panel 6x6

 This is my contribution for Daily Paintworks, "Paint your House Challenge" sponsored by Linda McCoy.

I've lived in this house many years, raised a family and watched the vegetation grow and surround our home. (I hate trimming hedges and trees). While painting I kept hearing the song "Our House" by Cosby, Stills & Nash. Finally I looked up the lyrics and found them very fitting. "Our house is a very, very fine house."

Doggie Drool

"Doggie Drool"
6x6 oil on gessoed panel

This painting was done for the Daily Paintworks Challenge. Artist were challenged to do a value study using a black & white photo of their pet and paint in color. I decided to further challenge myself to paint the entire painting with my left hand. I have done this once before and found I tend to paint looser using my left hand rather than my right.

On this particular day when I took the photo, Griff was stalking birds in the backyard and drooling at the mouth.