This is Kerri, my middle daughter. A few years back we went to Belize and did some snorkeling and scuba diving. I took a photo of Kerri coming up at the end of a dive and I always thought it would make a good piece of art. I sketched this in pencil and will probably do it larger and in oil later. So this is the start.
I have been gone with work and a Wife Birthday trip, so no posts. I did work on this pre-paint sketch done in pencil. I probably won't use this exact sketch, but I want figure out the best possible set-up for the Bull Elk, so I will play with the pencil before the brush.
I did not like the background of the mountain i last night's post, once I woke up and looked at this this morning. I remixed the paint and added grey and yet with a cooler and grayer color mix with just a little warm in it. I then started to work out the foliage for this one. I have it started and it will need some work to finish. I will work out my Bull Elk Monarch in pencil sketch separately first before committing it to the canvas.
Tonight I started a new painting, one I am calling Autumn Monarch. This will be a long narrow painting so no sky. The background is the mountains purple behind fall foliage of gold and crimson. The Monarch is going to be a Bull Elk. It should be good when I get it all worked out.
As an extension of the practice of pencil sketches of heads, I did this oil sketch of a head. Basically it is white and black oil and no underlying drawing, all brush work. This is not bad for the first one, but I can see where it needs improvement.