Found myself missing color and just working with paint as I continue to create these pebble/sea glass small pieces. Trying to be ready for (hopefully) this year's art fairs!
The bits and pieces are being glued to sturdy Canson "Oils or Acrylics" paper. I am painting colored backgrounds on a few (see examples on left and right). I'm a bit ambivalent about them, however the colored background did let me use white sea glass for the jellyfish. Sea glass along my local beach in scarce, and most of the few pieces of sea glass I've found have been white.
What we do have a lot of along our shoreline is the yellow and rose quartz used in the middle picture with the cat and birds. To me, this piece has a bright feeling, thanks to both the pebble colors and the subject matter. It feels "springlike," and I am happy with the result.
This was to have been a Christmas present for the "mom" of these 3 furry friends. Instead, all she got was the promise that it will get to her as soon as it's done!
It's my first attempt at pet portraiture, which I find almost as daunting as the idea of attempting people portraiture. I am working from a photograph. Do feel like I'm learning quite a bit as it goes along, but now feel the need to turn to YouTube for some tutorials on how to paint animal fur, and especially white fur! (I know! Should have looked at those first).