Apr 12, 2011

Two love birds...

...sittin' in a tree...
painting finished > view final HERE!

What a fantastic 48 hours this has been. I went and visited my friend Natalie and we sat most of the day yesterday at her dining room table. Talking, eating great food, taking walks, and best of all, drawing!

It is very fulfilling, for me, when sitting with a great friend and creating artwork for hours upon hours on end. The day flew by but we didn't care. Natalie finished...what..four paintings?! And I got two brand new drawings ready for paintin'.


I'm titling them "Love Birds" as a pair. 

Not sure what they're individual titles will be. After I drew the girl first, her face reminded me of..well...me. So after much consideration and ponder with Natalie, it was agreed upon that the partner piece would be a boy...and yup, it's Brian. :)

Each is 5x8 inches, drawn in brown colored pencil on hot press arches 140lbs watercolor paper. I'm lovin' the arches block!

These are drawings I find scary to paint. 

I struggled with them. I only had references for the birds so the figures took some thought. After working so hard on them, and loving the sketches, I'm afraid I'll screw them up in paint.

Do you think any of the old master painters ever felt that way about a piece? I sometimes wonder that...

I also want all of you to welcome Natalie to the blogsphere. 

Please visit her blog Meadows to Grove, view her work and her progress leading up to where she is today, and follow. This girl is going somewhere great! Let's go with!

Oh and to finish off the night...

Brian and I went for a walk, to the store, rented "Tangled" and watched a movie together eating ice cream. On top of that, he did dishes afterward! What a FANTASTIC husband! :)

6 comments:

Jordan said...

Ohmygosh!! Those are soooo cute <3 <3 <3 I wish I could draw that well!! They’re fantastic and so detailed! <3
*Hugs!*
Jordan

Taylor Lynn said...

That painting is going to be awesome! No, it's awesome already! The birds are fabulous... I <3 birds. Don't worry, I'm sure the painting will turn out fine. Actually, cross that out. It'll turn out amazing!

Natalie Groves said...

Look at those two love birds! Maybe you should have made them eating ice cream :) They look great now, but I can't wait to see all your beautiful depth, color and light bring them to life.... there is some room here at my dinning room table....
Can't wait to see your progress!
Thanks for networking me in :)

L.J. Libiran said...

Your sketches are so moving. They make one smile! Can't wait to see the watercolor.

Teresa said...

Sara, these are beautiful, they would make lovely christmas cards are they Robins?
Teresa x

pete said...

Beautiful work, Sara!