This was our first attempt, during the days of rain, a pastel colored trio of horses. (I am leaving Kay to post her paintings on her blog at A Patchwork Quilt made by Design
This was my next project. It started from a photo of a boat posted a few months ago now, by Ken at stouffvilledailyphoto on May 6, '09He gave me permission to copy it and then I formatted the picture around it.The lady is supposed to be looking round over her shoulder. I'm not sure I quite got this effect.
This was the original drawing which I later painted. I just liked the whole figure eight design.
Now I have to be brutally honest. I have been resisting doing just pen and ink drawings, (with a wash of water color). I just don't think I have a good enough eye to produce a simple picture without erasing lines along the way. So I screwed up my courage, threw caution to the winds and these are the results. The first is a small gift bag, the second two robins copied from a coffee mug.
The first one here is my view of our 'entertainment center' and the second is a tabby cat from a water color on a note card. I am definitely not proud of these.
This is more my style. I penciled this out first, cleaned up the lines and then drew in the clean lines with the pen and then used watercolors. It is the design from one of my china cups, called 'Greensleeves' done in my favorite colors of soft greens and apricot.
This much I know now, I much prefer painting and shading and mixing with colors.