Monday, May 31, 2010
Mikaela's Rock WIP
Awhile back I virtually renewed an old acquaintance on Facebook and was struck by an image he had as his avatar. So struck that I asked if I could use it for a portrait.
Terry Rielly is a much loved children's entertainer in the province as well as a serious musician, writing music and lyrics for a more adult audience.
This image is about a special rock of a child called Mikaela who lugged this heavy stone from the beach to Terry's house. Terry is now the guardian of the rock until Mikaela returns to collect it.
This is the beginning of a watercolour measuring 11.5 x 17.5 on 200lb paper. This is the initial line drawing and the first washes to breathe life into it.