I wanted to share the two Christmas ornaments I painted as gifts this year because they were so much fun to do. At first it was very difficult to paint on the shiny, smooth surface, but once I got a base coat down in acrylic it became much easier to layer up my paint.
This first one is Gigi the cat. She is well loved by my grandparents, but I can't say the same for the rest of the family! She can be a bit grouchy, and if you walk past without giving her some space you might find yourself with a leg full of claws. I believe she is a Russian Blue.
This is Scooby the yellow lab. I have never actually met him, but he sounds like such a goof (then again, what lab isn't?). His nose isn't really that squished in the painting, but this just illustrates the troubles with painting on a rounded surface. It gives it a real fish-eye look. Hopefully I will be able to combat it better next year.