An Amish Watercolor

Since I am trying to stay away from my pastels for a little while, I have been sketching ideas for watercolors and colored pencil.  It has been hard to get back in the swing of things and coming up with great ideas, but this one popped up in my head. It’s an amish girl (of course) and I am trying to figure out what I want her to be doing in this picture.  Is she doing laundry?  Is she feeding the cows or the chickens? I really haven’t decided and that’s why she is still half drawn in pencil.

I don’t want this to be an overly done painting, just a couple of details and slight background with more focus on just the way her dress falls and the simple bun in her hair. A simple, little painting, but hopefully, beautiful regardless.  I will post the completed picture as soon as I finish it. Hope you like the way it looks so far!:)




How My Daughter and Son Became Amish

Hello!  I just wanted to share with you what happens when I can’t find any good reference material or little child models to model for paintings I want to complete.  What I do is look through old photo albums when my kids were younger and when I find a perfect pose, I turn them into whatever I would like them to be.

For example,  I can take an old picture of my daughter when she was small, and if she is facing a certain way that I think that I can use, then suddenly she becomes a flower fairy…or an angel…or in this case, an Amish girl.

When I found these pictures, I could picture in my mind what I wanted them to be.  I just change certain items in the pictures to suit my needs and hopefully it comes out the way I want it to.  So far, Patrick is doing a fine job.  We’ll see, as he is not yet completed. He will be holding a goat in a barn, and Caitlin will be smelling flowers in a garden.

And that’s how my daughter and son became Amish…somewhat. I will share these when I am completed.  Hope you like them.ImageImage

New Cupcake Chef Pastel Drawing

Here is the newest, now on to the next one!  I love doing chef pictures…I always loved them and now it’s nice I can make my own!  This robust guy loves making cupcakes, hopefully not one at a time!  This time I added white text to the picture with another program.  Hope you like it.  Bon Appetit!

The Cupcake Chef

Best Friends Are Like Four-Leaf Clovers-A Colored Pencil Drawing

This colored pencil drawing was done awhile ago.  I figured since it mentioned four-leaf clovers in it and St. Patrick’s Day was Saturday, why not post this.  Makes me kind of realize I should do more St. Patrick’s drawings!  You think I would have more for this special day since my maiden name was Riley and my married name is McNulty!!!!!

Anyway, here is one for friends -and for St. Patrick’s Day!

Best Friends Are Like Four-Leaf Clovers