Friday, August 5, 2011

Roses and Crystal

Another DPW Challenge.  This one was take a Black and White photo and color it, keeping the values the same:

It was an interesting challenge, as most of them are.  I use this process a lot when I'm painting, but I also cropped and edit photos, often using more than one to combine into one painting.  Sticking to the photo as it exists and not changing the elements was the challenge for me.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Sterling day for Starlings!

"Sterling Starlings" 20x26 watercolor on Yupo

This morning I received a call from a very excited lady who saw my this painting hanging at one of the galleries currently exhibiting my work.  She just had to have this for her office so she can look at it daily she said!  She also wants to know what else I have.  She promptly made arrangements to pick it up after our phone call :)  Wow what wonderful way for an artist to start her day!  For me it's better than Christmas since Christmas is not about us anyway ;)