Audrey from Texas arrived first and we started immediately. After choosing her subject from my reference photos, she decided on size and gessoed her own board.
My nieces from Colorado, Katie and Amanda, arrived a few days later and dove right in anxious to catch up with their cousin.
While I was in the studio acting as guide and consultant, I also had a chance to work on a piece of my own. Part of the joy for me was spending time with all three girls. We sang, we chatted, we painted together.
My thanks to Katie, Audrey, and Amanda for making my Christmas special.
|Working into the evening, in true artist fashion!|
Only a quick glance up and back to painting
|Amanda painting her|
burnt sienna/raw sienna turpentine wash
over her drawing
|Katie establishing her drawing grid|
|Katie with a good start on the |
background for her owl
|Audrey's piece. The best part,|
the bird, saved for last
|Audrey nearing completion|
|Katie's painting in progress|
|Audrey's Yellow Weaver|