working on the facing now, almost done.
wanted to talk some more about working from photos today.
It's all about what you put into your work - the quality of the photos is immaterial, as long as you can interpret them with feeling. In fact, I prefer pictures that have lots of room for improvement- if it's a perfect photograph it can be left as is.
I laid in more elements with colored pencil- the trees on the left, pines on the right, and rivulet in the center. When I had dinner at Florence's house in Grand Forks, she had a dried up streamlet across the road, and she and her husband made a hobby of feeding the deer vegetable scraps from the local grocery store. Well, we didn't see any deer that night, but I put them in from another place as well as a trickle of water from another time. Thanks for the wonderful supper Florence, this one's for you!