Ah, foggy at last! I had to wait several days to put the final layer on, because I knew I was going to be “scrubbing” it pretty hard with my brush and I didn’t want any of the underlayers to come off or mix in. I had to get rid of some of the extra “horizontal” nature of the fog, which meant that I would be stroking up and down, rather than across. Lifting off any of the color underneath would have spelled disaster at this point!
So now we let this all dry–I think there’s plenty of time–before we ship it to the Humane Society of St. Louis in time for their fund-raiser on September 17th. If you don’t know anything about Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, I can tell you briefly that they take in abandoned and abused livestock, mostly horses, but also cattle, pigs, goats and a few other odds and ends. If you would like complete information and lots of neat photos of the animals, you can find them here: http://www.longmeadowrescueranch.org/. I will also put this URL in my sidebar for easy access…it’s in the category “Animal Rescues”.
Saw this on Art for the Animals site and loved it. Really beautiful work and such magnificent animals.
Thanks so much, Elizabeth! Glad you enjoyed it and I hope whoever puts in the winning bid at the upcoming auction appreciates it just as much!