Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last one in Aya's Mole: Scott at Silk Creek

I was going to see if Hennie could guess who this was and where it was taken. But that seemed too difficult in the post, so here it is. I was practicing my wet into wet water-color techniques. Click image to view larger.

In a day or two, I will mail the mole to Mike if it's OK with him. Mike? (I want hubby to see my latest painting and he's working late.)

I need to take lessons from Anders on making wrinkles look realistic.

I am excited about this and the marker on I recently did of Keith from memory--becasue I want to illustrate my own kids books, and I am making progress toward being good enough to do so!

I probably have a ways to go--but I've come a long ways and this picture probably could be in a book. (It could be better, but hey, I'm learning!)

I'm a messy painter. Here's a picture of my workspace at the dining room table at home (not at the studio), totally unadulterated image--nothing moved or changed. The waxed paper is to protect the table cloth and piles of junk under my work! (Click to view larger.)

Steve, you can see the double stick table and envelopes still ont he table from my making your cards.


henniemavis said...

OMG, yes of course I know who this is! The eyes are EXACT. And I'm guessing you were back behind his house, in the ravine by the creek, from the looks of it... I hope he's not calling Rescue 911.

You really ARE getting very good at likenesses!

henniemavis said...

Oh duh, I see by your header that it's OK to say "It's Scott! At Silk Creek!"

Very good likeness, really!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I was going to have you scroll down to see if your guess was right --although I knew you'd know, LOL!

Yup, down at the creek. I altered a lot about it--he was wearing a red coat but I made it all different colors--it was red with blue plaid lining. It was more fun that way.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

He got a call from his emplyer while we were down there--or one of his coworkers, maybe. (I won't say who or where that is, though.)

I'm really excited about my improving abilities. Woohoo! Hope I can keep it up!

steve said...

Mary, it's truly inspiring to witness your enthusiasm and will to keep on learning, experimenting, discovering and improving. This is wonderful stuff! I'm glad you stuck around with us this second round!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I almost didn't--y'all seemed like y were on a higher plain!!!! THANLS, Steve. :-D

ballookey said...

I love this - I have no idea who that is, but it reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Fargo.