Vickie H. gave me permission to show this drawing I did of her grandgirl, Miss P. I am always taken by red hair.
I took my Moleskine watercolor journal and the photo, along with some drawing tools to the Bahamas. Even though I took my time with this, turning the photo upside down to make myself see shapes, not "nose" and "eye" and so on, and even measuring, I still aged her and made her face less full that it is in the photo.
Thanks, Vickie, for giving me permission to show my results on the blog. It kept me sane for 2 days on San Salvador and I do appreciate that.
And I am behind for my June postcard SWAP paintings. I still have one to do but this is the one that will be mailed out this week. It's going to Ohio, so it won't take long to get to its new home (I hope).
I painted it and then used some pen and ink to get some of the flowers a bit more interesting.
I know you are all waiting for beautiful seaside landscape paintings from me. I'll print some of the best ones out and try - but, so far, I've been unable to capture the beach and sea to my satisfaction. But I'll try (afterall, I couldn't do landscapes before I started teaching my beginners and now I'm doing those! ha ha)
I had a new student come Tuesday to my beginner group - but I lost a student (I think she will return, but unsure). So still just 2 for now, which is fine. It gives me plenty of time to really help them and talk to them and ask them questions about what they like and don't like about what they are doing so I can give them suggestions for fixing things they want to fix.