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Decide what to do

Shabby Chic Market Day, Christchurch — original photograph, 2012

Shabby Chic Market Day, Christchurch — original photograph, 2012

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” Elbert Hubbard

Having decided to paint this photograph of bunting flags and sun umbrellas, I played around with colour options and cropped them to fit a square canvas (see below), and I ended up with two versions that I like equally — and so I’m now going to paint both of them.

Yes, I think Mr Hubbard makes a very good point.

WIPs to follow soon.

Market Day colour option 1 (digitally edited)

Market Day colour option 1 (digitally edited)

Market Day colour option 2

Market Day colour option 2 (digitally edited)

Jasper

Caught! — ink and digital watercolour, 2016

Caught! — ink and digital watercolour, 2016

Caught! A true story. Jasper’s puppy portrait now has pride of place in his owners’ littlest room.

How could I resist drawing this photo?! That face! Those eyes! Oh Jasper, you’re not that small any more, are you?

Original photograph courtesy of the Goodinson family; 'Caught!' artwork; back at the scene of the crime

Original photograph courtesy of the Goodinson family; ‘Caught!’ artwork; back at the scene of the crime

My right to be odd

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These WIPs show the transition of yesterday’s kitten sketch from the initial drawing through to the final image. I realise that the blown highlights make the kitten look a little odd ~ but because they are one of the reasons I like the photograph, I wanted to retain them in the sketch.

“I am an artist you know … it is my right to be odd.” E.A. Bucchianeri