Thursday, January 31, 2008

This is a commission I did last year of Elizabeth, who had passed away earlier in the year. The photo I drew from was small and grainy and I had a hard time seeing some of the details. It helps to put the image into Photoshop and magnify it. My experience is if you look at something long enough (the photo) your eyes will start to pick out the details. Here's a link to another artist/writer that I absolutely love, Beatrix Potter. Most of you would know her as the author of the famous Peter Rabbit books. I fell in love with her artwork when I took a book out of the library about her and her artwork. The Tailor Of Gloucester is my favorite book by Beatrix and I read it to my kids many, many times. As well, there is a movie, Miss Potter, who is played by Renee Zellweger, that I thoroughly enjoyed.


lee said...

I admire your work, you get the details even the smallest one. That is what I think a succesful artist should do...

Valaine said...


This portrait of Elizabeth is really good. You must have tons of patience! I need to work on having more patience when drawing.

I'm glad you are sharing these great artists with us! I love the art of Peter Rabbit, it just has never crossed my mind to look up the artist.

Thank you for letting me know that I lifted your spirits and inspired you to return to your love of watercolors! Wow! I'm so glad to have helped :)