We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

                                          We’re Going on a Bear Hunt…sketchbook project

I’ve been busy doing other things for the last few days and feeling a bit guilty about not posting…I’m making some jewelry for the local arts and crafts fair…I’ll post some pics later. But I thought I’d better sketch today, so this is what my “crunched for time” effort turned out today…in between business emails, pizza making and such:)  The reference photo was from Amanda Cook Photography, she’s a great children’s photographer. Thanks Amanda! I was feeling too lazy and time challenged to sift through my own extensive photo library, and much to non-focused to sketch from life. Lol! One of those days…anyways…this image so reminded me of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, a book from Micheal Rosen, which was one of my kids’ favorites. So I added the text in Photoshop…(YUP, i’m SUPER lazy today!), and thought I’d add a touch of pink, while i was at it.

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love” 20″x24″ oil on canvas NFS

Here’s the companion piece to “A Walk on the Beach”. My lovely children, Rhiannon and Jacob in a beautiful, brother/sister moment:) I can’t bear to part with this one, so it won’t be for sale.
I have many new paintings to post, and a huge “masterpiece” to start soon, so check back often.
I’ll be posting “in progress” pictures for the “masterpiece”. I’m calling it that because it’s large, and because I think that to date, it will be the most challenging painting that I’ve ever attempted. I’ve done a few landscapes, and a few buildings, and you all know that I love to paint people, but this piece has it all.
Well, back to the drawing board….
Ciao!