There is the not-so-bad and the not-so-good and I'm sharing a mix of both here. The deer above on watercolor paper falls into the not-so-bad category.The one below (in the art journal) is a vertical of the one above. The primary differences are in the leaves. I still have trouble with foliage. I'm reasonably happy with both of them. Not that there isn't room for improvement...
Below is Herbie. Herbie is my cousin's dog and he's the sweetest thing on four legs. When the photo I did this from was taken, Herbie had a rather large goiter but over the winter he had a face lift and is now sleek on the chin. I would like to be sleek on the chin, too. But I'm not.
Anyway, Herbie deserved a painting without his goiter but I didn't have new shots that were going to work so I gave him a facelift on the page. With mixed results. I'm missing his sweet soul in the facial features. He looks grumpy here and he's not at all. So, another try or two or three is due!
Above and below are two versions of the same sunset. This was the most magnificent sunset I have ever seen at the lake and I enlarged the photo to 16x20 for the cottage and have it on some of my Marmelade Gypsy note cards.
As you can see, the color is quite different One is very vibrant (and I think the colors may be closer to the photo). The other a bit gentler. I can't decide which I like best. I think the painting in the more vibrant one might be better but the color in the second is a bit more to my liking. I'll try again.
I've done a few sketches. I showed this one of Lizzie earlier (graphite).
And the boat on the beach. Not quite proportional!
I don't hesitate to share the not-so-good work here, too, partly to keep me honest. I was wildly thrilled with this portrait of Gypsy (see the sidebar here on the right for the original photo). Thrilled, that is, until I got to the left eye. I've fixed it over. And over. And over. And it's still not right. (The right is nothing to write home about either.) I'm not sure how much more I can repair it so I'll try again.
My friend Gina came by and of course, when Gina comes, art is on the menu. We painted our silk scarves, Sharpie-style! Loving this technique!
I leave you with a jaunt to Paris. Because really, what's not to love about the Eiffel Tower?
Still in the Land of Limited Internet and sorry I haven't been able to visit as much or comment as often as I would like. I'm checking in when I can and look forward to getting back on schedule soon!