I had a wonderful time in the little town of Wilmington located near Lake Placid, NY, enjoying summer weather (finally), biking, hiking and horseback riding the mountains. It was nice to have a break but I am also happy to be back home painting/drawing again. I have so many beautiful reference photographs to work with that it is hard for me to decide which ones to start with first!
Recently, I was able to wrap up to pieces, the red trillium painting as well as the flat coated retriever drawing commission within just 2 days. It feels really good when I complete a painting or drawing, giving me a sense of accomplishment, especially when it is a commission and the client is waiting anxiously to receive his/her portrait.
And so here are the latest right off the easel...
8"x10"-8b pencil enhanced with colored pencil
Red Trillium-6"x8"-pastel on Colorfix sandpaper