Finally a breakthrough. Friends and family have heard for years that I wished I could have been a marine biologist so I could paint fish. Somehow I never thought that I could paint any damn thing I want, no rules, you know? Turns out my painting methods are really good for fish, as well as other tricks I've picked up along the way, like gilding. Off to the races!
So Bob went out to a bluegrass music night and got some really good pics. I'm hoping he does his own paintings - they'll be great - but I wanted to give it a stab myself. The two on the bottom were warmup charcoal and chalk drawings on brown paper, I love this stuff, it's the masking paper that you put on the floor when painting a room and it is so not precious that I do my best work on it. The problem with it is you do your best work and then you have a drawing on masking paper, and it is all wrinkly and certainly not acid free... The two paintings on top were done with the usual underpainting and glazing, and the one on the right didn't get to the color before I gave up the whole project, it lasted a whole week before burnout.