Every idea deserves a chance. Thanks so much for those thoughts, Ayin. Taking risks and going with my gut is not something I ever thought I would associate with my art making but it's exactly what I need.
Thanks so much CaliAnn, Ayin, Erik and Terri. I'm glad a serene feeling comes through. I think I finally found a process that works for me:
Step 1: paint something, anything.
Step 2: decide it is ugly and paint over it. Keep repeating the steps as necessary. 😁
I went back and forth on the upper area so many times, Lamar. I wanted the feeling of a sky without too much stuff in it. Thank goodness it's so easy to paint and repaint with acrylics! 😁 I appreciate your thoughts - thank you!
Thanks Captain - stones, boulders, pebbles...
Another little one in my sketchbook, worked on over several days. I was trying to convey a landscape - sky above and land below - but it kind of got away from me. Empty sky spaces still need interest and land shapes want to become recognizable things too easily. 7x7 ink, NeoColor II crayons...
I like that you included a few non-white colors into this new portrait. Annie is not pure white and you did a wonderful job with her likeness. I'm sorry you were asked to do another portrait when the first one was so beautiful but this one is too.