Well, Dearest and oldest left for church, and I started to paint. I meant to photograph this in stages as I went, but the next thing I knew they were home, I was done, I had been standing there for three and a half hours, I couldn't recall if any music had been playing on my headphones, and I was so sore I could hardly move. I haven't gotten that completely lost in something in a long time. Hooray for the right brain!
My Windows Media Player is stopped on One Summer's Day, and oddly, as I write this, oldest is working on his sculpey Christmas presents at his workbench behind me and the reprise of that same song is playing now. I'm being followed. It's a signal my inner artist can read, and it means another painting from that place... Probably the 18x24 this time, since the other 19x19 sheet is set aside for Glee 1.
Anyway - I'm pleased with this cat painting - It was a challenge to catch the light - it's all watercolor, 19 x 19, and the family agrees it captured our two cats. Here's the original photo, in case you want to compare and see what I decided to edit out of it. I may add more to this later today, but this is my contribution for AEDM 24. By now you've all noticed I post artwork one day off?
PS - OK, I'm having way too much fun today. I decided to finish the game with the lion. I got out my trusty acrylic squirt bottles and used the piece itself for the pallette. Basically it commits the paint, and the mixing becomes part of the piece. I wanted to bring out his long, noble face, so I wanted to contrast him against some blue. Then I knew I wanted to finish the mane to the right.
While opening the new orange I had to chuckle at the unfortunate rendering of the German in English. Below is the final lion. I added more green back and some aqua, after I had pushed the other colors around.