Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Egrets - Final

© Ellen Blonder
The last time I posted progress on this painting, I felt completely stuck. I took a month off to clean the basement and host house guests. Afterward, I finally could face that the sky needed darkening, as did all three cycads in the background. I also redid the foliage to the left near the smaller egret. This finally feels finished.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

O Canada

© Ellen Blonder
A fun thing about going through and cleaning out old stuff is revisiting art that used to make you think you were hot stuff. This is from fifth grade, age 9 or 10, when I had just discovered how to make letters three-dimensional and shade just the edges of the land masses, much more sophisticated than coloring in all the water.