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 painting...now 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. But...it 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.
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