It's been a busy couple of weeks for sure! To get back into painting I decided to do the Daily Paintworks Challenge for the week, which is to paint a candle. I found a tiny, clear glass holder with a votive candle inside, then darkened the room to take some reference photos of the little flame in the darkness. Loved the contrast and tried to recreate it here!
Our last week and a half has been crazy busy! We went camping with almost 300 kids, aged 12-18, for an LDS Youth Conference, then we took a 12 hour road trip to Utah to visit with family for a couple days! It's good to be home again (for a couple weeks) and I look forward to getting a little painting done before our next adventure. (Canoe Camping!)
I get a kick out of the expression of this giraffe, so here he is again, but with different crazy colors.
It has been a busy week for me, and things are going to be even crazier next week. I will be heading off to camp with a few hundred LDS teenagers for Youth Conference from Monday through Friday, then we will leave immediately to Utah for our grandson's baptism. Whew! In the midst of all our preparations, I found a little block of time to paint today, but it won't happen again until after the 8th of July. Unless I'm sleeping that day. :)
Went to the beach yesterday with a Church Youth Group, and found a few minutes to set aside and do a quick ink and watercolor sketch. Should have brought tape to hold my paper down (forgot!), as I had quite a struggle with the wind blowing.... My attempts to paint and hold the paper at the same time were rather comical. I giggled at myself a few times in the process. It was a great day at the coast!
My photo reference was a simple little robin on a wall, and I had a really good time adding sparkle to this painting! All the colors and lines and dots made me smile, so this robin is now called a Cheery Robin.