How I created a particular painting.
I started this late yesterday and stayed up until 4:30 in the morning finishing it. I didn’t take the time to make scans of the drawing and I didn’t make a color study this time. But that won’t stop me from talking about the process. This is the photo I was working from. You’ll notice that the girl in the picture has her eye shut. So that was one of the first things that I
Fern I started this project on Christmas Eve. I started with a photo from the Fairy Worlds Festival (which will probably be the case for the majority of what I paint for a while ) As usual I made my sketch, this time directly onto the watercolor paper. My scanner is only wide enough to capture part of the drawing/painting. There’s about 3/4 inch cropped off on all sides. I will have to have it
For my Christmas card this year I wanted to paint two elves sitting together at the end of the day on Christmas Eve enjoying tea and Christmas cookies. All their hard work is done and Santa has left in his sleigh. I borrowed a couple of photos (my son Josh took at the Fairy Worlds Festival this past August) that served as the inspiration for my elves. The child is the same in each photo.