4 Paws Southwest – 5″ x 5″ Acrylic

“A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it’s an undo-it-yourself project.”
– Abigail Van Buren

4 Paws Southwest – 5″ x 5″ Acrylic on Black Gessoed Aquaboard

This is the view (from my brain) to the southwest of my wonderful 4 Paws vacation cabin in Driggs, Idaho.  What a wonderful place!   I haven’t worked on paintings like this for a while and I enjoy the process so much.  I used Golden Fluid Acrylics and apply many, many layers before they are done.

Here is the progress shots…

These little paintings really look better in natural light, but you kinda get the gist.  🙂

About Abigail Van Buren

Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, wrote the syndicated “Dear Abby” column for 46 years. She was born in 1918 in Iowa. She had never written professionally when she contacted the San Francisco Chronicles editor and said she could do better than their current advice maven. Her version was an instant success. Her twin sister, Esther Lederer, became an advice columnist under the name Ann Landers. Phillips retired in 2002; her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, took over her column.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 09:04:25

    I have always admired this style of painting that you do in acrylics. It follows the guidelines of less is more and brings all those lovely shapes to our attention. I like the linework and color blends in these, also. Hope you had a great time on the vacation!


  2. asmalltowndad
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 09:56:09

    I want to be there! Nothing better than a cabin in the hills for relaxing.
    And man could I use that right now. Thanks for a beautiful, calming moment!


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