6" x 6" watercolor on paper
This little guy really got to my heart. I don't know if it's his big dark eyes, or the way he's tentatively peeking around the corner, but I love him. This painting was a little bit of a departure for me too. . . In a way. I thought I'd layer more colors in the background to give it more of the look of aged wood, but I loved the movement and texture in that first wash so much that I left it as is. Sometimes less is more you know?
I feel like I just repeated the exact same lesson that I learned with the horses in the post before this. Ah well. Sometimes it takes a few tries to knock it in my noggin. :)
Reference photo by Pommekiwi (who sadly is no longer on flickr for me to link to), thank you!
Listening to: The Black Keys
Watching: The Vampire Diaries (tis the season)
Snacking on: baby carrots (blargh)