Hello again. I am happy to say I finally finished the pastel painting of Laura and Mary Ingalls from “The Little House” tv series. It was NOT easy.
I really had a hard time with this one and it was not fun! I was using an old photo of the two girls which was small and blurry, so I had a hard time capturing a lot of details in their faces. Much erasing was done and so I had to darken lines by using the computer. But anyway it’s completed and I may just try another one of the two girls together in a different setting. It had taken me so long, I just had to complete this so I could get it on my blog here and start some other new art projects!
This is where the new cow print comes in. I have wanted to do a series of farm and other animals done in watercolors with white backgrounds for so long. I had purchased a new watercolor set and brushes and was so excited. As soon as I finished the portrait of Laura and Mary, I took out my paints and just tried this painting of a cow from one of my photos from one of our Lancaster PA trips. I was so happy the way that turned out, and Im so ready to try more. I may even put these designs on tea towels and other products if they are striking enough. Hope you like him.
I will be definitely be putting up some of the new watercolors and some other Amish pastel portraits I am starting as well, so please come back soon. Stay tuned!
Hello and welcome back! I wanted to share the painting in the works of Laura and Mary Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert and Melissa Sue Anderson) from the popular tv series “Little House On The Prairie”…one of my all time favorite shows! I never tire of watching these shows, especially when the girls were little. Melissa Gilbert was perfect with that impish face of hers and innocent, but sometimes naughty ways. Melissa Sue Anderson as Mary was perfect as well, as the obedient sister that always seemed to do the right thing. I loved that there was always a lesson to be learned in every show.
But anyway, I wanted to get the both of these characters in a painting with the little house in the background, almost like my other painting of Laura by herself. I feel it is coming out just the way I wanted it too. When I complete this I will share it here and also on my Etsy Shop. Please check back again, and I hope you like how it’s turning out. Thank you! Stay safe!
Well, I have been busy. I am working on THREE paintings at the same time now, because I can’t wait to see each one completed! This is crazy!
Lady Diana is coming along nicely, she just needs her hair and small pieces completed to become a finished piece. I wanted to get her face almost completed before I went any farther, as it makes me feel comfortable in the fact that it looks like her. Now I can proceed with the rest.
The Amish girl is getting there, but I still need to do the basket of peaches and her hair. Why am I so afraid to do her hair????? I think it’s because I really am happy with the way she is coming out now, and I’m so afraid if the hair doesn’t look right, I’ll be very disappointed. That’s just me! But like every other painting before this one, I have proceeded to the next stage and I have survived. Thank goodness!
The last painting I just started randomly as I have loved this character and television series for such a long time, I…I…just had to! Little Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls on Little House and the prairie! She was a spitfire! There could not have been a more perfect person to play this part in a series, and I loved watching her and the show…I still do! So she is now added to my drawing board. I have completed more than what you see here now, but I will show you soon the completed pieces. I can’t wait! Stay tuned!