Tuesday, July 31, 2007
More Freeform: Poodle Energy
I've extended the "big brush" watercolor followed by pen to one of my favorite subjects: Penny. This is in response to a comment on my previous freeform work that mentioned there was "energy" to the approach. So I was trying to capture Penny's energy when she sits at heel waiting to be released onto a mark (translate: thrown bumper). She's contained energy at the sit, posed for action. I feel I succeeded in her body, but not in her face. Her face is peaceful, not "radar-locked" on the mark she is going to explode after for a retrieve. Her head also needs to be down and out more from her body. But since part of this exercise is not to "edit" but to create and display as is...here it is. I have lots of improving to do.