I am very intimidated by the challenge of figure and portrait drawing and painting! That is why there are no people in my paintings. But, I am rising to the occasion to paint sock monkeys doing various things like riding a bicycle, floating in a hot-air balloon, and other assorted activities! Why? Because I am helping my daughter decorate her nursery for the new baby due in January.
First I had to make the sock monkey. Not hard, but you do need the RIGHT socks and directions from Rockford Red Heel Socks. (For my friends from other countries - Sock Monkeys go back to 1880 in Iowa. There are websites and blogs devoted to the Sock Monkey - watch out! They are addictive!)
OK, now I have my model - I can pose him and paint from life!
... to be continued ...
Welcome to my art blog! This is where I share my explorations and learning experiences in pastel, watercolor and oil painting. I have had this blog for about six or more years. I am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I have a website and sell my work from there as well. I started a group called Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters a year ago and it has grown to about 40 active painters! Each year brings new challenges and exciting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and click on the links to my website and the plein air painters to see more!