Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Art and home improvement

I stayed home from work yesterday because we had some workers come to the house to insulate the basement/crawl space and to blow insulation into the attic area. They got half of it done but will be back so I'm staying home today also.
I got this picture started; it's for a friend at work who is moving on up to another job outside our department. As you know, I work at a garbage utility so we see ravens all winter long and in the summer we see seagulls. Most of my art for coworkers contains one or the other. Since he was our Safety Officer, I decided to incorporate an orange safety cone into the pic.
I haven't finished yet, still need to do some background which I'm hoping to have done today. I'd like to get it framed and give to him by Friday. That's his last day at work with us.

9 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

you did a great job there!
:)

Teri C said...

It is gorgeous Patty. I bet Lolo is going to fall all over herself when she sees this!

Becky from Alaska said...

I love your raven pictures! They are so on the spot to show their character. I can just see two ravens hopping around an orange cone in my head. Good job!:)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

WONDERFUL PAINTING!
Wow.. Lolo IS going to go crazy over this one..Teri is right. :) Is this in oils? The recpient of this is going LOVE it for sure. Good job.

Anonymous said...

that is great! you are so talented. I'm sure your ex co-worker will love it.
Rose

marianne said...

Oh wow wait until Lo sees this....
Well it looks gorgeous and can it get any better? I can't wait to see the final result.....

Lynn said...

absolutely loved seeing the progress. You are so very clever in your picking up subject for giftees! I am sure he will be thrilled to hang this in his new office.

Kellie said...

Very nice Patty. I like the incorporation of the safety cone :)

Katie said...

Hey mom, The painting so far is great and so was your sunday sketch! Love you!