Thursday, December 8, 2011

Snap Dragonz

My, it's been a while, hasn't it?
This is a "tribute" to my "snap dragon."
Went to see Pittsburgh, PA for our Thanksgiving holiday because my husband is there working for a while. Never thought I'd see Pittsburgh, but it is a nice town. A mix of old and new, laid out nicely, and so we were told many times, "More bridges than Venice, Italy." Who knew?  Well, they did.
I didn't think traveling would be pleasant but it was surprising easy. Who knew? Well, I found out.
Ok, so I realized I had a bottle of Snap Dragon wine and decided to paint it. But when I roughed out the label I saw two other dragons and decided they asked to be there so I put them in. (Snap Dragon herself saw them and commented on them so it wasn't just me.) Learned a lot from this. Definitely learned why realists paint on hard board. Or at the very least, on really high grade smooth canvas glued to hard board. Live and Learn. Oil 4 x12

(Sad note: Tango; AKA Lonely Horse is gone. I just sobbed and sobbed.)


  1. WOW! Love this composition,the the label and how the background compliments the bottle.
    Who's Lonely Horse??
    BTW,it has been a while!I was just about to send you an email.It sounds like you had a great trip.

  2. And speaking of labels...this is wonderful. I love the color so much - the orange, red & green with that big pop of white - and the warm brown bg. Very satisfying color combo for me.
    Totally know what you are saying about hardboard vs canvas - I learned that the hard way too. Though sometimes I am too lazy to gesso a hardboard, so I grab a gessoed canvas that I already have lying around. Always kick myself later when I do that.


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