I apologize for the long lapse in posting. Between having a garage sale, cutting my finger (in prepping for the garage sale), and travelling to a wedding, I just haven't had much time to paint. Of course I had the brilliant idea to paint some more detailed and realistic paintings of children NOW, so the 11 paintings I've been working on are just plain taking a longer time. I want to post them as a set, but here is one of them, just to give you a little taste for what is to come. The other 10 should be finished in the next 2 or so days.
Here is the pencil sketch before any fine black ink lines or color were added.
June 3 ACEO (18 days late): Here is the finished painting. I am always amazed at how much of a difference color can make.
I felt like painting some more high-quality, detailed, realistically shaded paintings. I've been doing simplified illustration-style paintings for so long that I wanted to see if my other watercolor skills had gotten rusty. I would say, they might have, just a little, but it shouldn't be hard to re-activate them...