I have really become obsessed with following my favorite artists now that technology has allowed us to share with facebook, blogs, websites, youtube, and a host of other computer sites. It has gotten in the way of my work at times and I am constantly trying to keep a balance. But, I came to realize that artists and collectors love to see the progress of your art from start to finish. I have written artist friends and discovered new materials and techniques that have enhanced my own art.
This is the beginning of my portrait of Suli and Alex...two very old pets. I am working on my favorite Crescent Watercolor Board. As you can see, in this case I decided to "mask" out the animals and work on the background first. I took about 80 photographs of the animals, but being indoors did not provide the natural light I prefer...as well as the challenge of two other dogs and "I think" three other cats tagging along with me.