Mary is in full production mode preparing paintings and gifts for the family for when we travel back to the U.S. in the spring. As part of that process she solicited some help preparing driftwood pieces for seashell wind chimes.
I wonder who the mystery driftwood painter might be?
I spent most of my, “timeout” for art this week prepping wood for Mary.
Not to worry – I had an assistant:
Our caretaker Jacinto’s kitten, Miel (honey) stood by to conduct random quality control checks and to enjoy the warm sunshine on our patio.
I decided to try another colored pencil drawing to see if I could master shading with colored pencils.
This is what came out:
A young girl (perhaps 3 or 4 years old) is staying a few days in the apartment next to our home. I showed her the picture and asked, “Que es esta? (What is this?) and she quickly said, “Un pato” (a duck), so I guess I did good enough to get the approval of a three or four year old.
For those of you who have not tried, I think it is harder to shade or get details with the colored pencils than it is with just regular pencils. Still I am enjoying trying to learn new skills.
Life is good in Ecuador.