Friday, October 22, 2010

Kitty Week - Sketch #6

I have a soft spot in my heart for this little sketch of Hoover and our golden retriever, Tucker, who died about 18 months ago. Tucker was the best dog, and Hoover was madly in love with him.  The two buddies would curl up and nap together whenever they had a chance.

Hoover tries to snuggle up with Buckley now, but it just isn't happening yet. Maybe one of these days, after Buckley mellows a little with age. Hoovie and I both still miss Tucker.

I took a painting class last fall and experimented with a more "drippy" style of watercolor. Here's my take on a similar scene of Hoover and Tucker, adding a little oil pastel line work to the watercolor washes ...

8" x 10"
I enjoy experimenting with materials and techniques. After all, it's just a piece of paper - what does it matter if it turns out to be less than a masterpiece? It's the experience that's important.

1 comment:

  1. Love this one the way all of the colors meld.


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