Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cats and Hats

I've been having a lot of fun making paintings to illustrate a children's poem; on number seventeen today and I think I'm done. It has given me so many reasons to try out the iridescent and duochrome pigments that I received from Daniel Smith for the award. As a landscape painter, I don't have many uses for them, but in the "magical" images for the poem, it was a perfect time to try them. I'll attach one painting - I'm

not sure if the computer screen will show the sparkly effect. I added sapphire blue for shadows on the lion's golden coat. Funny, the photo makes the book shelf look as if it's falling! Must fix that.

Hope you are having some good painting hours during this snowy winter. I'll be back soon.