Well it happened again just leaving the studio and the heavens dumped on me, the lightening flashed followed by with hail as I ran down the ramp! Have to wonder if God is trying to tell me something!
I worked on Ballyvaughan again. Almost finished. I think I have to lay the green stuff down in the water. What do you think? Had a right time with the speed boat. I think I may have a COI problem too. Maybe get rid of the darn speed boat it tone it down?
Anyway this is where I am today.
Jen C & C's always welcome
sink the speedboat and either add some more waterbirds and darken the tonal seaweed on the right to balance the boats on the left.......ONLY suggestions!!!!!!
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
This is based on the yellowy trees ref. 'photo....Vixen foraging for food.
watercolour on Bockingford original is 7" x 5.5"
Sarah, I really like this small vixen painting. She fits in her environment so well. Nicely done.
i think you are right about the speed boat. That is probably why I had such a hard time with it! Yes, darken the green is probably the right way to go maybe add a couple or three seagulls. Will look at it with fresh eyes on Saturday.
Jen - all yours are super; wow. The boys - yes, about the boys, but also about the colors and contrast - love it. Buttercup - almost cuddly; so nicely done. Ballyvaughan is beautiful!
Sarah - Buffalo Bill has wonderful colors and his expression is super. The Crayfish is my fav. of yours - awesome. The fox is more - a story; love it.
Sam - good to see you; hope you pop in more. Glad you are doing well from c. surgery!
Charlie - nice text. on that bull!
Thunk - great ink; agree with Sarah that the Puffin is esp. nice. Hope to see Sadie in color later when you have time; this sketch is very promising. Sadie will be honored.
MeganJo - love it! The contrast by the boat, the text., etc. - all adds up.
Kim T (Kim513)
Thanks Jen and Kim. Hope to paint another one before I go away.
well I sunk the speed boat, messed with the seaweed and added a few seagulls. I'm done! Unless there are any suggestions.
then I started on Bonnie's cat. Poor thing!
10x10 oil on canvas
She looks a bit grumpy at the moment!
Sarah you Vixon is wonderful. You capture your wildlifes environment so well.
Jenn Bravo. Your sky is fantastic. You were right to sink the speedboat. Everything looks great. Sign it its done. Can't wait to see Bonnie's cat.
I've been really busy and haven't had a chance to paint from the challenge, hope to do one before the end of the month.
C&Cs always welcome
Sarah, love your vixen. You captured it's dainty slender form and perfect colour. Very nice.
Jen, great job on your sea scape. I think sinking the speed boat was the thing to do. The gulls you added take your eye up to your beautiful sky. Lovely painting.
Jen, my kitty is looking a little sinister for sure. I will be looking forward to seeing how she turns out. She could be sinister depending on the circumstances.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Hello Karen and Bonnie,
thank you both for your kind comments.
Hello Jen agree, leave it as it is and get to work on the Cat!
Hello everyone! It's been awhile, obviously ~ I forgot my log -in password heehee.
Here is a drawing of "my little grandson". My daughter took the photo ON THE EVE OF HIS 5TH BIRTHDAY & I WAS STRUCK BY HOW THIS IS PROBABLY THE LAST PHOTO WHERE HE LOOKS LIKE A BABY. The little man is growing up.
8" x 10" graphite & charcoal on paper.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Hi Jen! Your quick oil of the cow is nice. Painting has nice and clean color ! sweet!
Sarah I wish I could take private watercolor lessons from you! Your crayfish WC has such soft colors & good layering of colours. Simple but fresh.
Hello Thunk! This is a good quick study of the horse. I think I previously missed your last two drawings, sorry! The Puffin is my favorite also!
Hi MeganJo! Welcome to the group! It's nice to try different mediums & your waterscape is successful. Hope you post more with us.
Sarah I'm impressed at how well you can do wildlife in WC. Yes I know.....PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! If you haven't left yet, have a good trip & hope the sun shines down on you!
Jen, it's good to see how busy you are. I enjoy seeing your progress on your oil paintings, as I really never spent much time with oils. The suggestions from Sarah sure improved your final seascape. It's great! Can't imagine how Bonnie's kitty will turn out at this stage, but again it's informative seeing the beginning steps.