I’m interrupting the presentation of my altered book for a short time. I was up all night dealing with two pups who are terrified of thunderstorms so I got just about no sleep. Then this morning I had an appointment with a neuro-opthalmologist that lasted over 3 hours. I’m feeling raw and tired and not like sharing those personal pages.
I am excited to share today’s project. I am doing a pay-it-forward through facebook. I met up with one of the friends on my list and finally got to share what I made for her. It was a good time just to see some friends, but it was so much fun to be able to give her something I think is special. She has a great dog and she spoils him rotten (as any dog owner should!) I love seeing her photography that he stars in. As soon as she signed up, I knew I wanted to try and paint her “Tank”. I wasn’t sure it would turn out, but I was going to try. I “stole” one of her pics to use as my reference (you can see she is a superb photographer as she took the photo you’re seeing.
I started with prismacolor pencils and was really happy with it, but it seemed really faint (I had started this on a piece of wood and the color of the wood just wasn’t allowing the pencils to really show well enough, so I started painting. I used acrylics, mostly golden, and just took my time and enjoyed the process. I had a great friend who I emailed my progress to so I could get some constructive feedback and that was really helpful. She saw things that my eye just passed over and really helped me get it to the final stage.
Anyways, I am very happy with how he turned out and I really think that my friend loves it which makes me feel good. It is such a pleasure to make something special for someone. My favorite projects are the ones I start off intending to gift away to someone in particular. What are your favorite projects? Thanks for stopping by.