With inspiration from a fabulous artist named Carla Sonheim, I have done some quick sketches, using ink, a very old brush and a Micron pen. These are in my 6X9 sketchbook. I love the looseness of the figures, and the simple marks that bring personality to them. Thanks Carla!
This piece is a study in several things. First, a lesson for me in using more neutrals and fewer bright colors. I think that was a success. Second, this was a study in multiple mediums. This work includes acrylics, graphite, and oil pastels. Great fun working this way!
In an effort to continue creating, without buying additional materials, I am on a mission to re-work some of my older pieces that I find boring, or incomplete or just plain wrong. Below I will show you the before image and then the, I think, new and improved piece. I have promised myself to include a small part of the original painting in the final rendition. Can you see it?