6" x 9" watercolor
$75 plus $6 US shipping or $15 International
So. I figured it was about time I painted a cow. Don't ask me why, because I don't know. :)
But, I really LOVE their eyes, they are so expressive. And this girl's were particularly intelligent I thought. It was a lot of fun to try and paint some color into her black fur and get those soft edges on her ears.
I think this is one of the loosest watercolors I've painted. And do you know that I really like it? The whole painting came together very quickly, and I'm always happy when that happens because less time spent on each painting = more completed paintings = major feeling of accomplishment.
Which is very important to me and my life where the laundry multiplies faster than rabbits, dishes are constantly waiting to be washed, and the floors. . . Well, let's just say that it's spring and I have two big dogs, three rambunctious little boys, and a backyard full of mud.
It's not pretty my friends. Not pretty at all.
Back to the painting: I think that maybe I'm in the midst of an artistic evolution. I feel like I'm growing more with each painting that I do lately.
One of my major goals with my art is to paint expressively while still maintaining the realism that I love. I am really striving for a good balance between realism and suggestion and trying to listen to my own impulses of how I want to paint. I'm finding the process to be very satisfying. :)
In other news, my workshop went well! Thanks to all of you for your kind words of encouragement and the confidence you have in me. :)
The only thing is that I forgot to take pictures. Oops! You will have to be satisfied with this painting I did as the demo, still in process.
10" x 14" watercolor in progress
And in case you missed this from my last post (I updated it after it had already gone out) Daily Paintworks interviewed me last week and if you're interested you can read it right here. :)
Until Thursday! May your paintbrushes be obedient to your artistic whims! Huzzah!