This is most definitely a "study" of my adorable niece Cocoro. It is a 6"x 6" called "Boo!" Coco and I like to craft together.
With this painting, I had to start and stop due to lots of distractions last week and that is not the way to paint. Each time I returned to the easel, the paint was already dry!
Mike and I just returned from a family vacation in beautiful Idaho where we are so excited to be decorating a new get- a-way home. There were several paint choices that had to be decided today by text. I absolutely loved mulling over all the possible colors. I learned a lot about values this year through painting and it helped me to understand how to choose a paint chip at the hardware store in a more confident way. Mistakes might still be made, but the challenge of working with the previous owner's choices and weaving the colors we prefer into the mix is really fun.
I hope you will follow me as I paint daily in the month of September.