Saturday, October 11, 2014

Taylor, 2nd Sketch

This is a younger version of Taylor and again, it isn't quite right, especially around the eyes.  Will keep trying until I get a sketch that I feel is paintable.  I'm close with this one as far as size and shape of the face.  I also like her hair in the reference photo and the way it came out here.  Now to get her eyes and mouth corrected so that the sketch looks like Taylor. 

Taylor Sketch Rework

I've been working on the original sketch of Taylor, modifying facial features.  It is beginning to look more like her but not quite there yet. 

Monday, October 06, 2014

Sketch of Taylor

To familiarize myself with my niece Taylor's features before painting, this started as a quick sketch but kept having to erase and redo.  Taylor is a lovely young lady with the cutest dimples and I want to do her justice. 

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Celebrating Robert's Birthday

Today is my brother-in-law's birthday so i did a quick sketch of him from a photo of him fixing my screen door.  We all wish you the happiest of birthday's and are thankful you are a part of our family.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bryan Kids

It has only taken almost two years to complete this painting.  It is a birthday present for my twin, of her four grandchildren that live in California.  Have one more grandchild to go then her present will be complete, hooray.  Of course, this is subject to her approval, so there may still be changes.  It is painted on a half sheet (15" X 22") Fabriano Aristico watercolor paper. 

Monday, September 22, 2014


The photo doesn't look exactly like the painting but it is close.  Kay, perhaps in time, I might "get" this.  Thanks for the instruction and the photos. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kay's Geraniums WIP Splash IV

I made a start today, painting the geraniums demo'd by Kay Smith at Splash IV.  She made it look so easy of course. :)  The main thing to remember is slow down, look, look again then paint.  I forget that most of the time.  The painting is on Fabriano Aristico Soft Press paper, size 15" x 22".  I don't normally paint this large and I'm enjoying it.  Thanks Kay for doing the demo and so patiently answering questions.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching you paint. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Splash IV Old Man Portrait

Think I'm calling this one finished even though there are problems with the right ear (viewer's left) and perhaps the angle of edge of the face.  It is painted on a quarter sheet Fabriano Aristico soft press paper.  I believe the reference photo was from Paint My Photo but I'm just not sure on that.  It was wonderful practice and I learned a lot painting this one.  Thanks Stephie.