In the midst of being excited for starting this new painting, I got news that "The Student" was selected to the Baltimore Watercolor Society 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition! I am glad to see that painting succeed, because it is one of my favorite ones (subject AND execution!)
But now I am heading back to the cubby to keep my projects moving along. This photo of Emma, was taken on her Birthday, and I loved her expression of sheer joy while she was playing. I did a value study in ink (on a scrap of paper at work), which was actually a larger composition. After studying it for a while, I decided to crop it to just Em, focusing on her expression and using her shadow to add an interesting element. The background with be soft shapes.
Now, back to my cubby! Happy Painting! :)
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.