Chewed Achievement

Now it takes a lot for me to muster any motivation to create any type of artwork so I decided to follow a tutorial. I wanted to paint something

abstract and practice using a pallet knife. I have seen some gorgeous multi-color paintings and would really like to get that good at it but I thought baby steps. What I like about this tutorial was the pop of red for the poppies against a really dark/light grungy looking background. SO I said hey why not. It only took me 30 minutes to complete with the help of my hair dryer and turned out great.

Well, my painting was sitting on the table (waiting for me to give to a friend) when my family and I decided to start deep cleaning. Without thinking, I started to clean the table with the help of my youngest daughter and she asked where to put the painting. My bed seemed like a great choice as I would bring it back out and put on the table. During the chaos, clean clothes were being tossed on top of the painting. How this equaled a chewed achievement was a simple formula. 1 unaccounted for pit bull puppy+clean clothes pile on bed+painting hidden underneath=puppy search and destroy. 

At least I took a picture before it was used as a puppy teething ring and I feel confident enough to do one better. There is always room for improvement. I need to use a larger canvas, brighter red, and more of a rocking motion with the pallet knife.

If you would like to try the painting for yourself here is the link.


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