Shadow Walk, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
What a milestone this painting is! Not only is it day 90 of my yearlong challenge (only 170 more to go!), I think this little painting is also one of the best I've done yet of any size. A new favorite for sure. I see this view nearly every day when I walk Cloud, and I always get a kick out of his shadow. I brought my camera along a few days ago and snapped quite a few photos of him walking. I had so much fun painting this one that I plan at least several more 'Cloud and his shadow' paintings, although I can see infinite possibilities here.
This painting represents another milestone: many people have been disappointed that I've never been able to bring myself to sell a painting of Cloud. This painting (and the future shadow walk series) doesn't feel as personal to me, and feels like it wants to go out into the world. I suppose it's because there's no face-to-face connection. Anyway, it's a win-win - I get to paint my favorite subject, and it's available to collectors.