Thursday, January 1, 2009
Happy New Year from the Smiling Elk!
I finished this painting just in time for the December projects for the Watercolor Workshop. One challenge was to do a 4 legged friend and the other was to paint from a photo of this elk. So...since the elk is definitely 4 legged and as I was running out of time due to the hullabaloo of the holidays, I decided to enter this painting into both project categories. I will have to admit that I have never been a painter of animals, and thus my elk appears to be smiling because I had some trouble with his mouth. I decided to leave it alone because I sort of like the idea of a smiling elk, especially during the holidays. This painting is done on 1/4 sheet of Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.