This is a picture of a friend's daughter's best friend, Cheya. She had ask if I would be able to paint it so she could give it as a gift to her. Why not? Don't we all live for challenges?
The medium...watercolor, no problem, easy peasy....I love to fool myself. The first step after the drawing is the lightest colors of paint, one layer at a time. I used Arches Watercolor paper. It takes the best beating
mistakes I make.
Winsor & Newton is one of the finest brands I have used for watercolor paints so far. How far is far? I'd say 15 yrs. or so, off and on between kids and life and kids and more life. I chose watercolors purely for the fact that if my kids got into them they were going to be washable. I looked at them as finger paints, just a bit more pricey! Good quality really does make all the difference.
The process can be slow
yawn building up layer on layer of color, slowly darker and darker. Its been a real challenge for my patience. I want it done yesterday.
With each step Cheya becomes more alive to me. I become lost in the hours that go by, they seem like minutes. Haven't we all been there, when doing what drives our passion?
Her daughter loved it!
Large animals are becoming the new rage in art, so I've been told. So I think I will take out the acrylic paints and canvases now and see if I can get creative. Putting up my feet and dreaming of which animal should be next. What do you think? Cow? Elephant?