On the Easel

Had a hard time deciding what to paint next after the 29 faces challenge. Decided to do a painting from an old photo of a pretty, iridescent-blue feather J found on our deck. This wood grain is going to take a while. The CarbOthello pastel pencils I got for my birthday are really going to help!

working on the wood details

working on the wood details

If this goes well, it may be my next piece at the CAL gallery. Took the painting of the skull down there yesterday. What a charge it was to see something I did on the wall of a gallery! Can check that off my artist goal for the year. :D Next up: getting accepted into a jurried show.

Before deciding on the feather I did a prelim sketch of a beautiful emu that lives at Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter. I really loved the color of the eye. I may go back to it later.

And an emu!

And an emu!