Monday, January 26, 2009

Avery, age 3 & Stormy age 19, next phase

That prairie grass in the background was bugging me so I started putting some bushes in it and now it's turned into some nondescript scrub bush that I think works better. Ive deepened Stormys belly, minis can be quite potty in their bellies and Stormy does like to eat. Some more layers have gone into the grass but I still dont like that mucky ochre color and the horses' rump is too square...
Final version..I've added some light to the pasture grass and fenced it off, worked a bit more on Averys face and pants, Stormys mane, and added lights and darks here and there.
Now it goes to the "walk by" stage. Thats where I set it in a prominent place and every time I walk by I glance at it and sooner or later inspiration says to me "Holy cow! You need to fix...so and so ! How'd you miss that?"













3 comments:

Sue Steiner said...

what an adorable painting. I love the little boy's rosy cheeks. He looks quite like my neighbor's son with that same big, bright smile!

JulenaJo said...

Another lovely painting,Kathi. Thanks for sharing.

kathi dunphy said...

Thanks for your comments Sue and Jo, I have found some things to try to get right, like Stormys muzzle is too short! Some more fiddling to do yet.