Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Different Strokes Blog Challenge

watercolor 11 x 15

This is my finished portrait of the Different Strokes
challenge. Each artist sent in a photograph
of themselves and then receive a photograph
of another participating artist to paint.

Discovered I painted the portrait of
John Vander Stelt
who painted me which is posted on his blog.
This is my second attempt on the portrait,
this one giving me a hard time with the
darks which wanted to lift with each new

Sunday, December 6, 2009

On a trip

Will be on a trip this week back east, so
it may be a week or so before I post. Been
working on a very detailed painting and may
have messed it up with a second bad wash.
Well, live and learn, that's what happens
when we experiment with new things. Just
need to keep at it! Looking forward to
taking new reference photos and seeing a
new state.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


The painting I'm working on is very detailed,
to where I need to stay focused and at the
task, so I am listening to Pandora Internet Radio
as I work. Thanks to my daughter, who loves good music,
turned me on to this website. You sign in, type in a few
musical artist or songs that you like and the radio
will bring up other similar bands, some you never
heard of before. You can thumbs up or down the song
and enjoy good music with very little interruption.
Hope this painting turns out!