Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Way We Were, Coshocton, 1971, still a Work in Progress

I have been putting hours and hours into this one.  Deadline Sept. 1, (see previous post)  if that isn't a post mark date, I will drive the CD there.  At any rate I started with the faces, and felt they were fair enough that I could go on.  Now finishing the faces is all I have left and it is getting out of wack some.  Hope I get a grip and finish this with some satisfaction.  It is 16x20, colored pencil on panel.  In case you haven't guessed, I am on the far right and the other two hip characters are my two younger brothers.  As well as faces, which I am close to overdoing now, I wasn't sure about the car or blending in the background the way I wanted, but I am fairly pleased with both of those two issues at this point.  That car was my beloved first, a 58 Chevy that I worked and paid for myself. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Two Portraits Finished and a WIP

Here's Sassy's portrait finished.  It was delivered a few weeks ago and Sassy's mom and dad were happy.  I got to meet this beautiful kitty, on this rug also!  She is a sweetheart!  8x10 colored pencil on panel

Here is a portrait of Bungy.  Bungy has also been delivered, but he was to be a present to the owner. The client was quite pleased and I am still waiting to hear how this present was received. 5x7 colored pencil on panel

My home town, Coshocton, Ohio, is celebrating it's bicentenial. 
There are many events happening in relation to this.  One event is a juried exhibit at the Humrick-Johnson Museum, deadline September 1.  The exhibit is titled "Inspired by Coshocton" and is open to artists with a connection by work or residence to Coshocton.  The subject matter is open.  I have taken lots of photos when visiting my mom in trying to come up with a composition or two to enter.  In the end I have been working on  a family snapshot.  I have been working on this all month.  Here is my first WIP photo,  I will show more WIP photos this week.  It is 16x20 and I am thinking about calling it "The Way We Were, Coshocton, 1971" 
Hope you are enjoying your week!  Thanks for stopping by!


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