Tuesday, April 26, 2011

.... And Buggy Makes Six

Little by little I'm getting the characters done. Since I'm working on a deadline (that pays) I have to put aside working on this painting for my other illustration work. A very good friend from Michigan was staying at our home over the weekend, and while she was busy "farming" on her laptop I was painting this - sitting side by side doing what we both enjoy doing in silence. Now that's the true comfort of a good friendship!

Putting colors and patterns together makes the creative process even more interesting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Progress on the Painting

I've been working on the painting here and there, inbetween a job assignment, but this weekend I gave it my full attention from early morning until dusk. I love working on this so much that it's hard to do anything else --- except I have learned that it's very important to take breaks every so often during the day just to clear my mind. That actually takes discipline for me. 

I was gone all last week, and met a beautiful African American girl who was a nurse's aid for my good friend that I was staying with. Her skin was such a gorgeous color that I tried to remember it while doing the little girl in my painting. My first attempt at this character was ok, but it just didn't do it for me, so I repainted her and changed the face. One good thing about acrylics is, if done soon enough, it can be scraped off the canvas pretty easily leaving a clean place to repaint.

So, here it is .... characters almost completed. I can't wait to paint the high heels of the girl pushing the doll carriage! I have fashion plans for that one :o).

Enjoy! And if you have any thoughts on this I'd love to hear your comments!