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Morning Buck
16"x20" Canvas
Acrylic

Had this one in waiting, partially completed, either thought it was too hard or just lost interest partially through.  In an effort to complete the partially complete paintings just sitting around, here is my final version of a Buck in the morning light.  As is usual there are things I like and much I don't, but will continue on to see if I can keep being involved at a high level throughout the whole picture.  Feel free to tell me what you like and what needs to improve as your comments are important to me.
Wishing all my followers and any who pass through this site a very Merry Christmas with your family and friends and a Healthy, Happy New Year 2012!

I hope we can continue our journey during the next year and paint paint paint - wouldn't that make the world a better place.

PS - thank you Renate for the idea of posting a card.
Bookworm
9"x12"
Collage, marker, colored pencil

Ok wanted to do something fun and lighthearted. So here is my bookworm.  Both the apple and bookworm are marker base with color pencil overlay then buffed the apple with chamois which gave it a nice shine.  Cut them out of bristol board and mounted on another board with collage page from magazine.
Broken Heart
Size: 9"x12"
Media:  Acrylic on paper

This is my rendition for the PADT challenge.  Everyone who participated saw this as a very sad painting.  I changed the color of the rose to red to bring love more into play.  Enjoyed doing this but already see things I don't like about it - ah well NOT going to redo but move on.  Some times I think the paintings look better in pictures I post, but this time I like the original version the best.  Am glad I got myself back into the challenge and need to continue to do it as I learn something from each picture.

In the night I dreamed a new picture again trying something new so will see if I can bring it to the paper.  A step into trying to create something from scratch rather than use other photos as inspiration.  If successful may be next week's post.
ACEO #2 - Elephant
Size 2.5"x3.5" (Mini)
Medium: Marker w/graphite

Here is my second tiny picture.  This is one of my first experiments of putting down art marker to lay in the base color and then doing graphite work on top of it.  You probably recognize this picture from the larger version.  This mini, of course much smaller, came together very fast because of the memory of putting the larger piece together.  I was happy with this and am going to continue to work in this small format because it is quite a challenge to put together something in so small a space.  Also, the real reason is if I don't like it I haven't put a lot of time into it.  Second real reason is I can work on this at night after work and sit in my easy chair.