Dreaming of Rabbits. Border collie painting, 18 x 24. Acrylic on canvas. Contemporary impressionism. Kit Miracle
This is a rare quiet moment of my dog Mikey. Anyone who has ever been owned by a border collie knows that they are power plants of energy, always ready for a walk, a ride or a new adventure. Mikey spends much of his days chasing squirrels, birds, rabbits, anything that moves, really. Here you see him in one of his other favorite pastimes. He climbs up onto a patio chair and takes a nap, even if no one else is around.
Artists who paint in a realist fashion are always advised to paint what you know. This is what I know. Just a common, everyday scene.
Painted on canvas in a contemporary impressionist style. Check out the muted colors of the shadows and the impatiens flowers. The lovely, soft colors are so easy to love.
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Happy Independence day, everyone! Celebrating here in the United States. Family, friends, plenty of good things to eat. And maybe a beautiful tour through the garden.
Calla Lily, Picasso variety, watercolor, pen and ink, 14.5 x 10.5, Kit Miracle
The calla lily is in bloom. This is the standard Picasso variety. It seems to require no care at all except to weed around it once in awhile. Unfortunately, Japanese beetles, slugs and snails love to munch on these lovely blossoms.
I love these tall, elegant blooms. They’re somewhat waxy in texture and will last a few days.
Calla lilies seemed to be a common motif in the art deco period, maybe for their simple lines and shapes. I also like their speckled leaves.
Calla Lily plant in the garden
Fair as a lily, and not only the pride of life, but the desire of his eyes.
Trusty Guard Dog, Mikey
On another front, the first planting of sweet corn is nearly ready; only a couple of days left. This time last year, the raccoons came one night and decimated the crop. Thus, our trusty guard dog is being posted out by the garden. Based on his enthusiastic barking last night, I think his presence was effective. A couple of more days before we can harvest. Mikey says he’s tired and needs some sleep.
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