Friday, December 19, 2014
Reptiles, Toad in the Road and Iguana, plus Abstract PPF
It has been a fun week for me in my painting world. I might call it "Reptile Week: Unusual Pet Portraits," since I painted two really odd critters.
Here is My Iguana, which I call "Here Lizard, Lizard."
Painted from a photo by Hazel Lewry on Reference Photos for Artists.
9x12 Mixed Media, Watercolor (Brusho), pen and ink, gouache and acrylic on heavy paper. These are my first amphibious reptilians. LOL.
"Toad in the Road" was painted for a challenge on PaintMyPhoto.ning.com. It had to be a photo from their site, and the title had to rhyme. I was going to paint a frog on a log, but the toads were more interesting. Acrylic on canvas board 11x14.
"Bold and Bright" Abstract Landscape, beautiful luminous colors using Brusho and Bleach. I like the purple mat because it sets off the mountains in the background. Done on 140# watercolor cold press paper.
Jinx the Orange Tabby Cat. 5x5 Illustration, Watercolor and Pen.
This was a commission for a Christmas Gift, so it is SOLD. It was done from a really tiny photo, but I guess it looks enough like the actual cat to please the owner.
I plan on doing more watercolor and pen sketches like these because they are so much FUN. And the buyer wants me to paint another one after the 1st of the year. 2015 will be a banner year!