Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wetcanvas Portrait Swap 2012

I finished my partner's portrait for the Annual Portrait Swap for Wetcanvas 2012.  My partner was Carol.  I did her portrait in watercolor and colored pencil (both regular and watercolor). Matted it will fit into an 11x14 inch frame.ere

I had a rough start.  I got the first layer of color on and then just froze.  I had no idea where to go from there.  I finally picked up the colored pencils and it helped me to get going.  I finished it in a few hours tonight.

I would have left off the earrings but she said she always wears earrings.  I could tell she wanted them on so....but they were hard.  I did cheat on the drawing.  I transferred the bits and pieces and the outline from the original.  With all the health issues I have had, I just didn't feel up to doing the drawing myself.  

It didn't turn out as I had expected but all in all I am happy with it.  At least I don't hate it.  Now to get it mailed and on to something else.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Still MIA

Sorry to still be missing in action.  Getting over another spell of swelling.  Not as severe as the first one but worse than the second one.  I had a cortisone shot last Thursday and have been on prednisone since Monday.  Eyes still itchy and still a little swelling. Hopefully all will be better soon.

/Don't give up on me.

Monday, November 05, 2012


I started a new project at Wetcanvas.  It is an ATC trade with the theme of  "Cups".  Up to 20 original mini pieces of art ( 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) and all they have to be is a cup or have a cup in them.  And 4-6 months to complete and mail to the participants.