Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Efforts Today

Hey Friends, A couple bits to show for my 11 hour day. Actually, I spent most of my day on another Peacock ! But I've got to hide her for a few days to see if she's as homely as I think she is right now. Whew, why do I torture myself with such hard, picky subjects? I suppose I just like testing myself every now and again.
The raven above is from yesterdays efforts. Not much time spent in the studio yesterday, so I kept it simple. I like simple. And you can't usually screw up such a beautiful, simple bird too badly.
This (above) is an under painting I thought you might like to glance at. I scanned at 72 dpi but I should have done it at about 200 so you could see the glass beads a little better. I used a palette knife to apply the glass beads at the bottom, in a sort of flower shape. It's pretty thick.
Then painted on an under coat of Acra Gold.

Can you see a faint line sketch in the smaller image? I'm going to make this a bee and flower painting. How common you say. But I really ENJOY painting Bee's.
Maybe I'll be able to show you this finished tomorrow.
Happy Trails and Happy Dreams


5 comments:

PussDaddy said...

I like them both. I like the bead one best.

PD

Sue Furrow said...

Well Hi Puss Daddy !! Excited to see you. Wish you were still blogging. Miss all your hilarious insights. Hope you are doing well and feeling good. Happy 2011.
Sincerely

Meowlissa said...

I'm adore your birdie :) Can't wait to see the bee. Hope you're having a wonderful week , Sue :)

PussDaddy said...

Oh I blog, get tired of it, say I am leaving, meander back, get tired again, leave, come back....
I don't enjoy it like I used to and one day hope to give it up for good, and soon. But thanks for saying that. Hope all is well with you too. Have a nice day,

PD

Sue Furrow said...

Meow, just left your blog. Too funny. Thanks for the adore.