Friday, May 2, 2014

lilah blue

watercolor & gouache
8 1/2 x 11
10 x 16 finished size with border 

this is lilah and she is the youngest of my small herd. she was black when born and is slowly turning gray and will grow into almost white with darker main, tail and stockings. not sure why but i have always seen her as blue and lilac....hence her name... lilah blue. this painting seems to be a dance between water and color. sometimes there is just no controlling things... I did leave plenty white border so it can be trimmed and fit in a ready-made standard size frame.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

sweet sweet izzy

8.5 x 11

this is izzy (another of my adopted critters) being her sweet self in a very serene moment. she looks a little sad and alone but rest assured she has lots of playmates! I first painted this in watercolor as an under-painting then went over those colors in gouache. I do like the way the paint and colors seem to melt together through the layers.