“It’s only by actually going through a volume of work that you’re actually going to catch up and close that gap – and the work that you’re doing will be as good as your ambitions.” -Ira Glass
The “gap” is when an artist starts out with great taste but can’t quite create the great product – yet!
Don’t doubt that “killer taste” and get through the volume of work until it catches up to your expectations!
My dear friend and pen-pal from Texas, Christina, had her birthday this month. She likes roses. I found old English varieties in my flower books and on Pinterest. Then I created this “bouquet” for her: singles, semi-double flowers, buds and hips…choosing the colors was the hardest part! I just sent it to her last week. Happy Birthday Christina!
I did this last March. Silver Fox with one of my favorite flowers – foxglove. An ink and watercolor illustration. Love those yellow eyes!
It’s a cold, dreary, rainy day. The boys are doing their school and I’m doing my laundry. But, here’s a pretty little painting I finished last night to brighten the day: a giant swallowtail and a black swallowtail. I started it back HERE.
The black swallowtail visited our garden one year when we planted celery. They like anything in the dill/carrot/cilantro family. We enjoyed watching a chrysalis hatch HERE!
The Giant Swallowtail hatched HERE – such beauty in God’s creation and so special to be able to enjoy it up close and personal!
I don’t know what prompted this idea first – masks, owls, clever eyespots, owl’s eyes, or just butterflies in general. But this burrowing owl has an owl butterfly mask ; )
A darling little fox in a pear. I’ve seen a number of foxes this fall and I’ve been enjoying the pears that are in season right now.
Had this idea come late at night and did a quick sketch on a whim. Then I thought I’d actually do a pen and watercolor of it. One of my boys think it’s supposed to be like an egg…
Now, ready for paint ; )