Here is what Jake’s mom has to say about him-
“We lost Jake last month, and I would love for you to paint him. He was the most love able dog I have ever met! He wasn’t very old, but he had an old soul. He LOVED the coat he is wearing; I actually had a back up coat he could wear when I was washing one. . .I would look out the window and he would be chasing squirrels, running from tree to tree, with his coat on, of course.”
While painting this, I was thinking of Jake chasing squirrels in the afterlife, still wearing his stylish fur trimmed coat.
This week, I visited my local art supply store, Hartung Gallery in Portsmouth VA. It’s a small family owned business, and they have a great selection and really good prices for such a small establishment.
Sometimes, Mr. Hartung will get his hands on items from bigger stores that are closing down or getting rid of extra inventory, and he always sells them for a much lower price. I found a set of Golden brand Open slow drying acrylics, and decided to give them a try.
I LOVE THEM!
If you happen to paint with acrylics, but like the work-ability of oils, these are the perfect middle ground. I also purchased a Masterson sta-wet palette, and it’s another thing that I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get. The combination of the two makes using acrylics a lot easier and less wasteful.