Friday, February 6, 2009

Finished?

I never know if a painting is finished. Always seems like I could work a little bit more. My main focus in these two paintings are the horses so I didn't want to fuss a lot with backgrounds. Please click on the pictures for a larger image.


14 x 18 oil on canvas


"Long Legs" 11 x 14 oil on masonite


On a side note the darn squirrels have finally figured out how to get into my birdfeeder. It took them 2 months this time! It's not like I don't give them corn at their own feeder.

19 comments:

Karie said...

leave them as they are, just perfect

jane augenstein said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!!

Jocelyn said...

love them they are gorgeous just as is.

We feed our squirrels their own corn too, but they are pigs and eat the bird food like Crack Cocaine.

Kathleen Coy said...

Wow Jen, Siggy the Psycho turned out wonderful! Really beautiful, and the background color compliments him perfectly!

I know what you mean, it's often hard for me to know when a painting is finished, too.

Sarah said...

Jen I think they are perfect - the simple background makes them pop!!! Beautiful work!!! Love the squirrels!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Absolutely love the horse head Jen! It's wonderful. Died laughing over the squirrels. I did battle with mine for a long time before I got baffles for all my feeder poles and got real sturdy and tall poles! Now they are certified ground eaters. I mean, come on, they get corn and peanuts!!

angelandspot said...

They look great to me. I love that foal. Squirrels can be a real pain at times. They are always in my feeders as well.

blackfeatherfarm said...

Paintings - perfect, but I know what you mean, I'm always think, one more little dab here.... now there.
The last photo is hysterical, the squirrels empty my bird feeder, then toss it on the ground. I give them a full plate of seeds daily the little oinkers.

artbyakiko said...

Jen, your horse paintings are beautiful, as always! I've heard that squirrels are very smart, and they really are!

Totally Timmy said...

wow..just wow!

Island Cowgirl said...

Both are awesome!! I hear ya on the 'never know if it's done' thing!! My art teacher said a piece is NEVER done - you can keep doing things on it forever. You just have to stop!

Jennifer Rose said...

the horses look wonderful :)
I wish we saw more squirrels here, I've only seen squirrels in Aberdeen not around here. Too many cats killing the young and grey squirrels for the red squirrels to survive :/

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

hehehee! That second piece makes me giggle. The foal's neck hasn't grown as fast as it's legs. Too cute!

Both look lovely. I'm the same way when making art....I just can't seem to stop fiddling with last minute touches.
To my eye, your two look perfect :)

Silly squirrels!

~Lisa

Liz said...

I agree with the above, your paintings look beautiful!

Liz said...

I agree with the above, I think your paintings are beautiful and perfect just the way they are!

Liz said...

I agree with the above, I think your paintings are beautiful and perfect the way they are!

Liz said...

I agree with the above, your paintings are beautiful and perfect the way they are!

allhorsestuff said...

Perfectly finshed, they look to me as well!
Yeppers those squirels..darned things..our won't even move away, when we shoo them around here!
KK

Danielle Barlow said...

They are looking great Jen, especially Siggy! You wouldn't know he was mean from his painting , would you!