Monday, May 17, 2010

Surprise Graphite-Drawing Portrait in Progress

I’m doing a graphite drawing as a surprise wedding gift. I can’t wait to show you the whole drawing, after it is delivered!

These close-up sections are a little more grainy than the original, because I sized them at 72 dpi (dots per inch) for the web.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Watercolor Painting of Zebras in Early Morning Haze

This watercolor painting of zebras in the early morning haze is something I recently did in a watercolor class taught by Helen Schafer Garcia. Sometimes I loose my inspiration and painting becomes too much like work when it requires tight deadlines for clients. So I took a class. It was relaxed and experimental, using various watercolor techniques and mediums, with less focus on technical drawing skills. Helen is a very good teacher. I haven't attended a class or workshop in a long time and it was just what I needed to feel alive again!

I've also been working on a graphite portrait but can only show you small portions of it because it's a wedding surprise! I'll post the finished artwork after the couple has received it!