back after my break (obviously!) ..thanks for all the good ref. photos.
This is a 'Tamworth sow', special breed of pig here. A real redhead!!!! Watercolour on Not 8" x 6" approx.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Hi Jen, the carousel horse and rider really lend themselves to a Zentangle approach. I very much like the way you've shown the real-looking skin of the face and arm with the patterned approach on the rest of the drawing.
Sarah, good to have you back. A great portrayal of this very distinctive breed with its long reddish hair.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jen, your carnival horse is great. The carnival really lends itself to a zentangle. I think it works well because your have a good drawing. Love the flowers and colours. Thank you for your comments on my yachts.
Sarah, nice to see a "Tamworth sow". She looks very hairy as well as red. Nicely done.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
This is from an internet stock photo of the REO Speedwagon. I was curious how the whole truck looked. Thank you Sheila for the inspiration. I must be in the mood for old, rusty junk ~ every time I go out, my eyes are peeled!
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Nealey, you are a wonderful artist - your drawings are superb and this is no exception.
Nealey, good sketch of the old truck. I especially like the grill, you can even faintly see the steering wheel. Nicely done.
Is the sketch/drawing meant to look almost flat ( tonally) ?... if so well observed
Jen - I'm always amazed at zentangle work and this is no exception. Your carousel horse has a "Ukraine" feel to it. I love the black background on the horse. The rider is very well done. There is a question I have however about her chin/neck??? I absolutely love what you did with this one.
Sarah - Wonderful job on the 'Tamworth sow'. I especially like how the background wash gives an impression of a fence and muddy pen. Very Nice!!!
Nealey - LOVE the Ol' REO. Great job shading. Nice proportions on this.
Thanks for the feedback on my Zentangle horse. It was not that good a zentangle as my book was at the Studio and I couldn't remember the tangles. Sheila yes her face is a bit off that is the trouble when it is inked no way to change it!
Sarah ,Glad you are back and already on the ball with this very nice Tamworth Sow. Quite and amazing colour.
Nealy Another well executed sketch of the truck. You really have a good hand at sketching. You could have had a bit more contrast but I think it shows how old and faded it is so I think it works.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Gosh, I had a LOT of catching up to do here. First I want to thank you for your comments and suggestions; Alex, Bonnie, Jen, Sarah and Sheila. Hope I didn't miss anyone here! Yes, I could have gone further with the "REO" but it was beginning to feel overworked to me. I am trying to not make myself crazy about creating "art " (obsessive-perfectionist here) and sharing what I have done as it is.
Alex ~ I enjoyed your perception of the prickly pear. I thought you had used soft pastels! I'm happy your eyes are better.
Mike F. ~ Keep painting anything that inspires you as often as you can. That's the way to grow!
Bonnie ~ Another wonderful painting. You handle watercolors well on the sailboats.
Jen ~ I liked your carousel horse. I too have been doing Zentangles for almost 2 years now. It is what eventually led me back to drawing very recently.
Sarah ~ the Tamworth sow at the trough is very natural and realistic feeling. You obviously know your way around a paintbrush! And a pen...
The John Deere 820 (a different view) working summer fallow. Son Nathan running the good old tractor (oil on 12 x 12 canvas)
Sheila, what a perfect pairing of paintings ... Beautiful values in both, and a wonderful, engaging portrait of Nathan.
Alex is right ~ what a wonderful pair of paintings! When I first glanced at the tractor on the left, I thought it was a photograph. I had to zoom in to see it is actually a painting. Great shadows and the dust raised by the tractor is very good. The work of your son is framed nicely by the John Deere too.
I.like the hat and the smoke issuing from the tractor....I bet you could paint these two subjects from memory!!!
Hi Sheila, love your paintings of the tractor and your son. Your son is very handsome and you have done a wonderful job on this painting. He looks like he has spent lots of time driving a tractor. The tractor working the land is also very good, with all the touches like the field in the background and smoke and dust. I especially like the tires.