Crikey is it really a sign of getting old or are the months passing so quickly because as ever I have so much to do?
Then my email went nuts…
Why haven’t I used it before????
So everyone was raving about Fisher paper in the Pet Portraits forum and I figured that I needed to try it.
As you do, I had great fun buying some stock and then carefully put it away, because I had commissions, study assignments, art college assignments not to mention other work stuff…..you know what it’s like.
My reward for finishing my penultimate OU assignment was that I would have some time to ‘play’ with the Fisher.
A couple of posts back you might recall this delightful shot:
The cat show where I started this piece was at the Royal Masonic School for girls – a very swanky boarding school in Rickmansworth. Such a lovely building, but thearea that I was placed in didn’t have such good lighting, so the pictures are a little yellow cast (even though I had set up my camera for flourescent light!) After I had blended the head colour a little, I moved on to the body. They are such cute tiny chaps, you can almost feel the little bones under that thin fur ;0)
You can see a bit of the difference here between blended and un-blended:
Next post 2 more kitties completed
Well I’m lost without my little Bengal pals, they were such a part of my life for a few weeks now they’ve gone home! ;0)
I’m pleased to say that Tracey and Steve were delighted with their comission, so another happy customer…yeay!
So now what? Well there’s lots to do.
This week I’m expecting reference images from several commissions that are on order so that they can be added to my schedule.
I need to create new work for my portfolio as four of my pieces will be going to the SOFA exhibition in Aug/Sept, so I’m excited about the exhibition and about creating new work!
I’ve just had a good tidy up in my studio – which always makes John (hubby) laugh. I usually start by saying I’m off to tidy my studio and an hour later he comes up with a cup of tea to find me in the middle of the floor, surrounded by the ‘stuff’ I’m tidying having become distracted by a reference book or article in an art mag…Oh well I’m so predictable ;0)
Anyway, I did tidy up and I’m now ready to start on the little Siamese kittens.
Pat Sharp is a breeder of Siamese cats, you can check out her website here.
She very kindly sent me this delightful shot which has now reached the top of my ‘to do’ list: