I was jolted out of complacency when my friend, Sue, from the Pencilpix blog emailed to ask if I'd been painting. Well, I've done nothing but for the past few months but just haven't shown any on my blog! Sue recommended that I remedy that so here are just a few of the paintings I've done recently:
The first one is a quick painting of my Dad who said he didn't want a birthday gift but would really like one of my wildlife cards. Well, I figured there wasn't anything wilder than him even at the age of 95! He was very pleased even if line and wash & especially portraits aren't my usual 'thing'.
The second two paintings are for challenges at a painting forum I belong to. I was especially pleased with the ice cream cone as I usually have a hard time drawing hands/fingers but this came out better than usual.
If you're a painter yourself, you know the inner argument where part of you wants to be done with it and another part of you wants to go with the original plan but worry about messing up what might be a good thing!
These are not all of the paintings I've done and I'm still working on several at the moment. One, a fox, another crow and a couple of seascapes. One of the seascapes is nearly finished but since this post is image intensive, I'll save some for another day!