A Smelly Little Friend

I started painting this guy 5 weeks ago - how time flies! We've been working at our real business and now that there's a little breathing room I thought I'd debut, "Smell You Later"

My dad graciously made the wood plaque for him and I think it came out great.

I agonized over how the shading looked. I tend to stare at the details of my work with my nose an inch away from the plaque. Inevitably, it never looks smooth enough for me, or one paint stroke will be out of place. Then I'll hear, "Step away from the painting, Kris". Right, step away and from a fresh perspective at a resonable distance, say, six inches or so, I guess it doesn't look too bad.

I'm thinking he'll go up for sale Wednesday, March 9th, the day after the retirement sale is over. I will return with a definite time :D

And as an aside, I just wanted to thank everyone out there whose supporting me, and making me feel a little less self-conscious about my work. I have a feeling that as an artist that's just part of the package though and we may never be truly satisfied with our own work. However, it makes the day a heck of a lot brighter knowing that there are so many other people out there who do like it :D