I am quite an outgoing person, but am just a tad nervous of meeting someone for the first time, especially when that meeting is one on one, but I felt that I had known her for some time. We had a lovely lunch and talked practically without a break the whole time. I can't wait to visit her again. I will have to call her and see if she has tried the Wizard yet and how she likes it.
She asked me some time ago if she could use a couple of photos of mine as reference for painting and I was pleased that she asked. Imagine my surprise when I was presented with this beautiful painting:
My photo doesn't quite capture the richness of the colors. It is spectacular and I am thrilled to have it.
I'm almost embarrassed to show you my fairy wren with color added. It really suffers in comparison to the orioles. But here he is:
I think I will try Neocolor II crayons for my next bird.
And for the finale today, I have another attempt at a blind contour. I am still using the bald eagle and expected today's attempt to be absolutely perfect. I really thought that last Friday's looked like I cheated. That should mean that each time I would get better, no? Well as you can see, that doesn't necessarily follow. Here is what I have for you this morning. I obviously need more practice.
I do think he is pretty bad, but ya gotta love that smile!! And the eyebrow!
I have so much to catch up on around here and I hope to
work play on another loose watercolor today. I am also tutoring this afternoon and am hoping to get some beef barley soup made. The library was closed yesterday, so I will make that trip today as well. I can't wait to see what they have for me. I spend time online using MelCat and put quite a few books on hold, so it is like Christmas when they call me.
I hope you have a lovely weekend. I can't wait for the coptic stitch workshop at Hollander's on Sunday with Nancy. I'll share with you on Monday.