When life gives you limes make limonade.
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You know how some kids can get all sorts of bumps and bruises and never care a bit? My son is not one of those. He worries about the slightest bump crying, “Mom, I have a bleeding cut!” at the slightest scratch. He happily worries over each of his injuries, checking beneath the band aid to make sure it is all right. You can imagine what happens when he falls from his bike.
Not thrilled with this portrait–not exactly what I was going for but I have done worse. This was done without the benefit of pictures to work from since the kids are away today. I did it on my new watercolor block–8″ x 11″–very different from the sizes I usually work with. Not sure I call it finished but we shall see if I mess with it anymore.
A test run for a possible illustration later on. This is much wider and more filled in than anything I have done up until now (unless you count the unicorn in a field of flowers that I did for a contest when I was in 4th grade and which got passed over for a prize because another kids mother was the judge of the contest and she picked HER child’s art. Stupid art contest. ;P) This isn’t exactly what I am going for but it gave me an idea of what I could accomplish if I went this direction.
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This weeks IF was Wrinkles. I have hardly had time to think on it since I was busy with the web server and then with this painting I need to finish (and, um, well, I have been reading a lot as well.) Anyway, I finally came up with something about 5 minutes ago and thought I would post it so I don’t skip another week even though I didn’t do anything to it since I NEED to get to bed.
What could be more wrinkled than the basket of clothes that has been sitting in my living room while I do all this other stuff?
And this is for my husband who requested that I color the doodle of him I did yesterday so he could use it as his forum icon. He is so funny. I would have used this for wrinkles since he is starting to get them but they are only visible when he smiles and you can’t see them from the back of his head–which is what we usually see. 🙂
Had a hard time coming up with something that worked for “Homage”. I did this one today based on the kids last summer. It was a hot day at the park and the kids were getting a drink from the water fountain. Consider it a homage to two things–summer fun and sibling love.
After watercolor (at my husband’s request.)