Saturday, February 26, 2011

Almost Flying

As usual, I'm flying into the home stretch at the very end of the monthly Virtual Paintout challenge. I wish there was more month ahead so I could paint more of beautiful Romania but oh well, there are other countries to learn about and paint. This is the first horse I have painted and the first time I have picked up my watercolor paints in many months. Wow, was it fun! The original scene had a rider on the back of the horse but what fascinated me was the horse who only had one foot touching the pavement as he flew down the street.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Coming Home

Back in the day, I used to paint with pastels quite a bit, primarily to paint models in life drawing sessions. Then the watercolor bug bit me and I put them away for a very long time. Yesterday I dusted them off and painted this scene for the virtual paintout challenge in Romania. It was like coming home again.