Had the CRAZIEST experience yesterday. I was invited to an emu farm- in Norway! And spent hours with them, first taking pictures through the fence, and then the farmer invited me to actually come in and FEED them!! 😍😍😍 what a day! There will be a LOT of emus portraited the next few weeks…. 😂😂😂 20180614_184713…
Another composition from Machhan (A hay roofed hut made on the high place by Bamboo or wood made to see the landscape or wild animals) in Sauraha Chitwan National Park that lies on the southern part of Nepal.
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Took a break from the daily prompts to finish this portrait of my cousin Seden. Learned quite a bit from this one including the reminder to start off with a darker wash. If anything, her face in the Reference photo is redder from the reflected sunlight. 20180518_181324
Thank you Sandra. There is much I both like and dislike about the hair! But I am glad I managed to get the different colors in there. Since I am very “concrete” it is hard for me to let go of the original photo ref. So I have to keep reminding myself, it does Not have to be the same. : )
Thank you Rod! Nothing was scratched. I used masking fluid, some to save the white of the paper, and some to save the lightest of the original yellow gold I laid down as a wash – I thought the latter was very clever of me. ; ) But my Pebeo drawing gum pen has not been working since I lost its cap (!) and the Fineline Resist Pen I am unable to…[Read more]
Saw a Baltimore Oriole on our suet holder last week, just in time for our prompt of bird. It flew away before I could take a photo so I cannot swear as to the variety it was, except to say it was beautiful and perhaps had more orange in the chest than I painted. We do not see them too often so it was a treat. 20180508_092410
Thank you, Rod. I think part of the problem is in the contrast of values. It’s pretty easy to get highllights when you have dark values, but here my flowers are light in a light sky. It’s hard to make highlights stand out. I need to study Monet more to see how it’s done!
A beautiful painting of a really lovely flower. the colours are really vibrant and unique. I was very interested to read about the paints. it must have been great fun experimenting with brand new style of paints.
well done Sandra
Our dog before Popcorn was a black and white shitzu/maltese. He had a black mask so you could barely see his eyes so we named him “Bandit.” Sandra Strait painted his portrait years ago for me and did a wonderful job. I think you gave your dog a nice ,newly groomed look. I know I would love to meet him.
Wendy. Portrait #6. She is wonderfully photogenic and dramatic. Hoping she will like this and I can paint her again. First portrait on which I used yellow, blue, green, and purple on the face! – all with much trepidation. 🙄 20180414_150240
A couple of years ago, I decided to do a ’52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds’. I managed to stay with it, and filled a Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book. It made a nice Christmas gift, and I learned a lot about painting birds. This Robin was one of my favorites. 13 Nuthatch
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