Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lion WIP II

Here is an update.  DH is telling me not to do a whole lot more to it.  He likes what the watercolor paint has done.  I am to much of a control freak to totally leave it alone but I am going to try to not get so carried away with the detail this time. 

16 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Vicki, I am a control-freak watercolorist, too. And I just was working on a painting that I think went too far with the background. The lion's face is wonderful! If anything,perhaps a background to frame his head on his right side.

Judith Angell Meyer said...

I understand letting the watercolor do its thing, and sometimes it can "accidentally" do it better. I am also a control freak ... but I work with dry brush watercolor and would have to tinker with it. I am learning, though, that there is a time to quit before you are tinkered out!
:)

Stilin Studio said...

He's wonderful!!

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Did I mention how super this little painting is?! :-)

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much guys for the encouragement and suggestions. I have more to do to it because I am just that way and it would be like going outside undressed to leave him like he is - lol.

RH Carpenter said...

I am agreeing with your DH on this one - just finish the dk bg behind on the left side and call it done - love the softness and the granulation and those eyes!!! WOW!

jgr said...

Gorgeous and inspiring!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you Rhonda and jgr. Rhonda, I know but I just can't leave it alone. I have that "don't know when to stop syndrome". JGR I really enjoyed visiting your studio blog - good stuff!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Vicki...I am with your DH and Rhonda...in this case, less is more! I love the granulation in this paint, may have to order some.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Susan!

Candy said...

He's gorgeous! I agree with your DH. Those eyes!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Vicki, he is wonderful! Those eyes are great! I agree that he does not need much more.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Candy and Christiane!

asmalltowndad said...

Stunning Lion! I know how you feel as for the wanting to detail everything, I fight it a lot. I'm a graphic artist and everything has to be clean and detailed, so I fight staying loose when painting. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and I hope you return soon.

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you, I always enjoy my visits to your blog.

Gary Keimig said...

very nice Vicki. Less is more so don't do any more or very little to it.
Thanks for the kind comment on my art blog