Monday, September 28, 2015

The Contented Cow and Other Stories ... Works Finished, Works in Progress

I added a bit more shadowing to Missy, and gave her a spot on which to lie.  I took this photo in late morning bright sun, so it is somewhat washed out, even after increasing the overall saturation. But here she is ... finsk!

I finished the trio of goslings. 

I did this a few weeks ago, and liked the texturing, but not the overall composition so ...

... I am giving it another whirl.

I am still slogging away on the tugboats. I didn't like it, and couldn't decide why, and almost gave up to start again.  Then I tried playing with the format  - mostly the size [the tugs were lost].  If you look closely, you can see the pencil marks I made at the perimeter. I think it will be fine in a smaller format, and perhaps with a bit more saturation of color here and there.

And Batman was finally picked up but the purchasers, and taken to the framer.  My riding instructor and some of her students commissioned it for another [horse] trainer.

As for life in general, I am thrilled! One of my sister's friends manages a car dealership, and he found another car for me. I fell in love with it! It is a lovely graphite-colored Golf, and I am picking it up tomorrow.

Classes are going well - at least the watercolor class. I will also be teaching a drawing class, starting tomorrow. I have a rough outline, loosely based on the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". It's always something of a challenge teaching these classes, as I don't know what, if any, experience the students have had with art, and it is a bit demanding teaching something which comes to me quite easily. So I always plan for the absolute basics, and take it from there. Drawing tomorrow will be upside down, to dissociate the analytical/ verbal half from the holistic/creative side.

That's it for now. Thank you for dropping by!