I recently finished the third lesson in the Micki Wilde series, "In Search of Pinecones." I really enjoyed it! In this lesson, Micki guides the student to create an adorable little fox! When I originally started this lesson, it was on a piece of watercolor paper. Then I decided to also do one on an old canvas. I don't know why, but I ended up doing two of the exact same painting, just on different surfaces. I should have tried different colors or tweaked them a bit more, but was more focused on how the different surfaces reacted with the same materials being utilized.
The colors on the watercolor paper version are more vibrant compared the canvas. It was interesting to see how these two different surfaces absorbed colors and markings. The canvas had a LOT of texture from stenciling with pastes, so it was more difficult to sketch upon. In the end, I think they both turned out pretty cute. When I was creating them, I opted for a little flower on their heads versus the pinecone in the lesson. Honestly, I should have done one of each! I've really enjoyed these lessons so far and am looking forward to starting another one soon!
|Little fox on watercolor paper.|
|Fox on highly textured canvas.|
|Close up version of the canvas copy. I couldn't resist adding a bit of enhancement of colors via Photoshop Express. :P|
|Another close up of the canvas to better see texture and markings.|
|Happy Paint Party Friday!|