Before I paint I usually sketch to get a feel for the piece. I am not real concerned with being neat...I just want everything to be in the right place...all the relationships to be correct...
This is part of my "Candid Camera" series. I haven't painted this one yet...it is on my short list of things to do. I like the profile and intense look on her face. A tentative title is "Shoot."
This is Emily...the mother of the two little ballerinas I love to paint. She is beautiful and has the most amazing features...large blue eyes and curly blonde hair...I just can't wait to paint her....also on my short list!
This is a little ballerina holding an American Girl doll also wearing a tutu. I love the body position...the angle of the head and the arm. I want the skirt to dominate the lower part of the canvas. I will call it "Hello Dolly"
Having said all that I have a ton of paintings to get to. I have so many ideas and so many concepts I just cannot paint fast enough. These three are on my short list...but I have a LOOOOOOOOONG list also!