Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Isabella is Finished

16 x 20

Alright!  I'm finally finished with this portrait of my oldest daughter Isabella.  It took me a few extra days to decide what to do about her dress.  I'm still not thrilled with the color or even the style, but as you know, with watercolor there is no going back!  So I am satisfied with it, and will be more careful on her next portrait.. 

Russian Portrait

Smiling Eyes
5 x 7 

So I recently went on a fishing trip on the Smith River in Montana.  Wow!  What a ride!  We camped out at four different spots along the river on our five day float trip.  It was such a neat experience.  It's not everyday you get to cook your breakfast and dinner outside over a hot flaming fire!  Or use a Latrine (better defined as a toilet in the middle of a field!) with a five star view of the Rocky Mountains!  To say the least, it was a trip that I will never forget with my Husband and good friends.  

So about this painting!  I found a picture of this Russian character in a National Geographic book on the Soviet Union.  There were so many amazing pictures to choose from.  I painted him in about an hour between the first night we were there, and finishing him up in the morning.  He was a great way to calm my itch to paint, and start my fishing expedition!