Monday, June 6, 2016

Watercolors for Cora

In April I got to meet my niece, Cora, and give her these paintings for her room. When my sister and I were growing up, we had a picture on the wall of a cutaway view of a house that showed all the rooms and the people inside. I always liked this picture, so I decided to make my own version for Cora. 

Sorry for the bad photos. As usual, I get too excited about framing them and forget to scan.

                        I took this photo and then later added a few more details to the yard scene.

I love watercolors, but they can be a hard medium. I tend to go light, not using as much paint as I should. I need to practice more! While making these I tried to channel Bill Watterson and his amazing watercolor skills. Maybe one day!