Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tiger Eyes

It's been forever since I've posted....bad me.  I think I've promised myself I'd be better about posting as I have been I've just got to keep my word to myself...ha.  Last week I had the pleasure of joining a group of 21 artists from Painting Friends Forum (which you can check out by going to our site) in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida for a week of painting and fun.  Stephie Butler...a marvelous portrait artist from the UK came over as one of our demo teachers, and I completed this tiger portrait in her session.  I actually attempted some people portraits, but will have to really work on them before I post anything...if at all.  Stephie's technique is very loose and I found it very difficult to mop that #12 around when I paint almost entirely with a #8. sure was fun and I have learned so much in the week....really loved dropping in unexpected color on a tiger's face...and also using the Indian Ink for the blacks that really are permanent when glazed over with the oranges and other colors in watercolor.  These workshops really are like a shot in my arm when I've been sorta sitting on a creative "O" fence for a couple of months.  Now I'm promising myself I'll give this technique a shot and see what happens...I think we all do this to ourselves, don't we...ha.