Trash to treasure

Looking through my kitchen window everyday I get a chance to look at this beautiful once discarded  dollhouse turned into a birdhouse estate named Pear Mansion. I found this dollhouse on the garbage in a nice neighborhood. When I seen it I knew  it would make a fabulous birdhouse. All I needed to do was divide the compartments, put the holes and paint etc. The pear tree in the backyard had died and needed to be cut down, but the tree certainly made a wonderful post!  Within the hour the birds were checking it out! There are now two families living in the garage; there are two holes/compartments and one family on the other side.

A new cat portrait in watercolor and color pencil size 11×14.

Well Milo’s portrait came out well. The colors are more vivid in person.  Ended up to be 11×14 framed.So, far the detail looks pretty good. It was a hard picture to do because the pictures were out of focus……….I have no idea why I have been given “cats” as subjects to draw lately? This watercolor is in progress, I need to add realistic details. The problem is I have been given blurry pictures! Awe.

I am not 100% sure on the background as yet. I am keeping the background simple, portrait like. In the artist tip section I have a fact about using tape to mark off the drawing section, in this picture you can see the tape. Plus when the artwork is finished and the tape is removed it leaves a nice crisp professional edge. I am thinking about an oval matt for this old kitty that has a few features that come with age. Kitty winkles!

With any medium creating realism is a Building Layering process.

These next few charcoals are recent drawings from life drawing class.

Five and ten minute charcoal sketches from life drawing class last night.  Every Thursday evening from 7pm to 10pm at Lafayette College, Williams Art Building, 3rd Street, Easton there is open studio for local artist. Sponsored by Crayola and Lafayette College. Thanks you….much appreciated.