Pet Art Blog
Twee' Art LLC, Vermont
The Washington" #2
Susie E. Caron
The next one also took 2 months, mostly because I began to paint it as a snow scene. However, my husband told me that in the winter, this train would not have a cow catcher in front. So, I altered it to a mid-summer scene .
In this one, I discovered that I needed to use graph paper grid lines over a photo of his train in order to enlarge it and make it proportionally correct. This took a lot of time and planning.
I particularly like the way I painted the smoke. The most important thing I've learned to date is not to be afraid to paint over anything I don't like, or that just isn't working. I used white Gesso for a while, but later for small mistakes I just used Titanium white.
I promised more photos of my original paintings on coasters. As you will guess from these, my son and his wife are very active. I painted their coasters from their photos.
If you are thinking about painting your own coasters, I recommend buying the 4 to 4.5 inch pine blocks and using acrylics as a great way to start. You can find them at most art supply stores. I buy most of my supplies at DickBlick.com or Michaels. Dont forget to purchase some acrylic sealing spray to water proof them as well.
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Susie Caron, acrylic artist, creates realistic paintings of pets, animals, and selected scenes. Her love of and experience with many pets and farm animals throughout her life, enables her to capture the unique feeling and expression of each subject. In her commission pet and livestock portraits, Susie also works with each customer to discover and then reveal the personality and special bond between pet and human.
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