Sunday, May 13, 2012

Flower and Furball, Yesterday and Today

The top painting, Bird of Paradise, in pen and watercolor, is the subject of my latest demo on Rob's Art Lessons.  You can see stages in the creation of that big folded sepal the flower springs out of on the other blog. It's from a reference in the "Plant Parade" challenge at where there's a reveal date on May 25th.

Today, I noticed Ari laying on the folded down white sheets of my bed and painted him very fast using the same Sakura Koi watercolors, touched in a couple of whiskers with a Pitt Artist Pen.

So even though these aren't stand alone paintings, I've got two more daily paintings in. This is a good thing. I have had a lot more sick days lately than not, also days when going out to appointments meant I was too sick to paint once I got back. Glad to get back in the groove again.


  1. Good to see you back doing your art, Rob. I find the challenge helps get me going again after a bad day or two. It is something to look forward to and a reason to at least try something. I don't know about you, but it has helped me.

    Your Bird of Paradise looks great. Good job on breaking the red into green. Nice subtle changes. I guess you could call the painting of Ari a "still" life. hehe It was nice of him to pose for you.

  2. Thank you, Doug! Yeah, it's been tough this month. I had so much offline activity that I didn't have much time for art between going out and resting up.

    LOL yes. Ari is definitely a Still Life, he's still and he's alive. Still lifes including sleeping cats are one of my major plans for big paintings.