Final Painting for @ntopaz Emotive Art Contest

in ntopaz •  7 months ago 

ntopaz-image-0Colours added to my piece:

Here is the entire image:


I realized I wanted to participate in @ntopaz latest contest on Emotive Art which runs until 26 April so if any of you would like to participate, there is still time.

Yesterday and today whilst working on colour ideas and painting this piece, I had the contest in mind. And really I thought, "Emotive is surely an easy prompt"

most of my work comes from an emotional place

and playing with colours and lines in this piece was mainly a combination emotion of sadness and joy.

My sweet Italian Greyhound Sophie, who I've painted many times, here she is in oil:

And here she is with my other dog Monty and our dear cat Puss:

Sadly, both she and our cat have passed

but in that sad emotion also lies the joy of remembrance. And in many ways my art does play with memories of the past.

Even my future Singularity paintings have the subjects wondering at a past they are trying to understand.

So, memories which fuel emotion surely work heavily upon my psyche when I sit down to art.

Well, I'll share more of the process of this piece: I shared the first sketch the other day

Here is the next layer with the second dog and chair sketched in


Another process shot with colours going on the chairs


Here I was playing with the colour story of apple green and pink and blue. Perhaps the spirit of Spring and thinking of Easter helped with these colour choices. And to help me visualize these two working together I placed a bit of each colour behind the contrasting seat cushion in the final piece, as you see above.

Here is a fun GIF of the buildup of layers:

Well, I hope some of you will still consider joining in on the fun of the Emotive Art Contest and give it a go.

I'm off to check off my long list of to-doing. It looks as if the rain might let off a bit, we had a raging storm of wind and rain last night and the tide was so high I thought we'd lose our kayak. I must steal a few moments of sunshine and put off my 'inside chores' until the rain begins again this afternoon.

As always, if you feel so inclined, upvote, resteem, and by all means comment.

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Lovely drawing. The movements of two dogs are lively.


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Beautiful bright colors, Donna!! The gif was stunning x

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Thanks @princessmewmew I love the gifs. I think I might start making animated versions of some of my things to sell on Makers place and other blockchain art places.

Really beautiful art and very emotional as well, I like the contrast of one dog relaxed while the other is alert.

My Grandparents kept around 8 greyhounds when I was very young, they lived on a farm so had the fields to train them in and won many races at Telford dog race track over the years. I still have a few of the trophies they collected.

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This is such an amazing memory @c0ff33a how wonderful. I love full sized greyhounds as well. We once had a rescue greyhound, Maud (she always had a look of Maudlin on her face) and she was wonderful, but because of her racing days would suddenly go from a docile dog to one who'd tear through a screen on a window to chase a squirrel in the garden.

My Italian greyhounds were just as loving but MUCH smaller packaging. If I get another dog, it will probably be another i.g.

I hope you had a good Easter!

Looks like an interesting duo. One is timid and the other is up and about. The choice of contrast not only shows from the pose but the characters of the dogs. That's good detail imo. :D

Thanks @adamada I'm glad you noticed their contrasts on the many levels I hoped :)

nice work!👍

So beautiful Donna, best of luck in the contest! I have included this post in my weekly curation Ocean of art!

Wow, thank you @juliakponsford for the curation! And it's good to 'see' you as well :)

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