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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Creating art while babysitting...

9 x 12 "Barrel Cactus
watercolor, watercolor pencils, traditional color pencils

While Baby Whit naps or plays in his gym, I worked in my sketchbook.  First I did watercolor.  Then I lifted out the white needles with a damp brush and then blotted with paper towel.  Then I used a waxy white pencil to protect the white of the needles.  Then I used watersoluable colored pencils.  In some areas I blended with water, in areas of texture I left dry.

Here's Baby Whit!


Ida M. Glazier said...

Well! Two reasons to be jealous of you!!! I love babysitting when a child is sleeping, or happy in the crib!! Those days are so far away!!! Love your painting- - -I plan to plant some of these, I have the seeds, really. AND WHAT A CUTE BABY!

ti-igra said...

Hello, Carolyn! Hello, Baby Whit! :-))))
How cute and pretty he is! :-))) Many smiles on my face!!!!!
And how beautifyl your picture! Babysitting is a good time, I see! :-))

This is a amazing picture! I have no words, how it is! Just SUPERB!!!! WoW!
So soft background and needls and shadows! Wow!
Hello for Baby Whit from Ti!!!! :-)

LIZ said...

Our awwwww for the day! And I like the cactus too!

Sharon said...

He's adorable. I don't know how you get anything done!