Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Back to B

So, it occurred to me that 16x20 is probably a little ambitious for the alphabet project, and while I intend to finish the barrel racer picture, I'd rather do small things for the alphabet paintings so that I can feel like I'm getting somewhere. :) 

And I had to take a break from C, which is actually 7 paintings, because I ran out of panels, so here's B again!  This is watercolor on Aquabord and B is for Betta (Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens).

You might background first, and I really feel like I have no clue what I'm doing, but I suppose we'll see how it comes out and if it doesn't... well, I might try the same thing in oil, or I might just move on to D.  Unless my panels show up tomorrow.

Feeling grouchy.  I want stuff to be instantly amazing.  If you're reading this and you're an artist, please tell me you've had the same issues.  *sigh*
Anyway.  Here's layer 1 on Mr. Fish.
Oh, I almost forgot, I LOVE bettas.  I have one.  His name is Mo.  Get it?  Mo Betta?  I know.