Watercolor, 8" x 10". This months challenge on Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Strokes website is always fun. Everyone exchanges photos and you simply paint whoever you get. So, I have no idea who this is, and she has received my photo to paint- not knowing who I am. I know she has gorgeous blue eyes, though! Check out all the amazing portraits!
Watercolor, 11" x 14". Painted for Karin's Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks challenge. Check out the website and see all of great and varied works that are painted from a single photograph that she posts.
Watercolor, 8" x 10". My daughter made an absolutely stunning bridesmaid at my wedding. This painting does not do her justice, but it was a challenge and I want to try painting more portraits. Next up...my son, the groomsman.
Another Different Strokes challenge photo so soon! I was psyched to do it, so I started it right away. Karin submitted it to us in black and white and left the color to our imaginations. Besides, its from my home state! Looks like somewhere around Lancaster....
The latest challenge photo from Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks. I learn so much from these. Very difficult for me to simplify and not use every detail I see in the photos we use. And to learn when to stop fiddling.
What a busy time. I found it necessary to take a few days off posting my daily paintings, in fact, from painting almost entirely. I've returned to my job, so I needed to get into a new routine. My first week of full time work is finished, so I can see I can find time to paint again, it will just a bit more challenging than when I was a woman of leisure. Ive been working on this painting in small bits of time, and have decided I need to move on.