Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Last Night



Last night I took the dogs to bed and while they settled down for the night, I did some artwork. I had wanted to do a Zentangle since that doesn't take a lot of thought. I didn't get the colors just right as the light in the bedroom isn't the best for art. Up close you can see white and the pencil strokes. But as it was just for me to get in some artwork practice, it doesn't have to be perfect.

The second one is from a photo I took at the California Living Museum (CALM) the first time I was there. I don't know the little critter's name but he/she was very friendly. Stepping up on the fence rails looking for food. He has little hard nubs on his head like where horns should be. I don't know if they didn't grow or were damaged. I was able to scratch his head.

Until I was petting the goats, I didn't know that the pupils in their eyes were horizontal. It gives them a strange look. I have seen photos of goats and I have probably been near live goats but for some reason I noticed the pupils this time. When I visit CALM, I always go to see the goats, sheep, and the mule. The pony was stolen but there is a new horse in the pen so the mule has company now.

I started the goat picture probably a year ago. Put it away, found it and put it in a storage box with other unfinished work. I think I dreaded going back to it in case I messed it up. When a picture is looking the way I want, I am better off finishing it then. When I put them away and later go back to them, sometimes they get ruined.

9 comments:

Marthann's Musings said...

Jeanne, love this post. The Zentangle design piece is so nice. The goats so fun to see. Great job.

Dors said...

Very nice work Jeanne. I think we all have UFO's nice to see that you are getting into them and sharing with us.

Love the Zentangle.

Jo Castillo said...

What fun! Both are great. You got a lot of life in the little goat.

Donna said...

Wow, that little goat is SO cute. You captured him perfectly. Especially theeager little look in his eyes. I'm going to have to look up what a zentangle is!

Teresa said...

So glad to see that little goat pop up on your blog! Really good job on him. Nice to see the Zentangle too... keep it up, CA!

Arti said...
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Arti said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Jeanne.And you made the right observation,too!
I loved your art, the color, the curves and the lines- you are a talented artist.I will be visiting again.
arti

Joan said...

Great zentangle design!!! Glad you are creating a bit!

Ai said...

They look perfect to me Jeanne, Great job.