I finally had a sale to encourage me into painting again :) There is definitely something special about the plain regular sales on etsy. I mean the non-custom kind. The ones that come by surprise. Even when I'm not doing any major promoting.
Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying custom work, now that I'm beginning to get into it. They let me really connect with the buyer and get to know the dogs I'm painting. And they always get such an enthusiastic response, and it feels great to know that i created something that the person will cherish for a long long time.
But just to log on to Etsy and see that i suddenly have less items listed (and i didn't just forget to hit 'finish' after editing a listing)... Its like a treat.
Anyway,I did get around to doing some painting and this is my newest gem - a german shepherd:
I've got split opinions on this one. Shepherds are *hard* to paint! They're pretty dogs, but they're so... complicated. Its mostly the sable markings that threw me off.
In other news - I got a treasury again! Its called "Pit Bullies" - guess what its about ;)
click click click click click!
I saved the best bit for last!