Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Bluebird of Happiness

The Bluebird of Happiness, after Steve Emery, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is a quick watercolor sketch, shown alone and in the two-page spread in the sketchbook exchange book. Each sketch is about 5 x 8.5. I made a very quick pencil sketch on this one, and then quick-painted it. With the fruit and wine by night window, I did not make a pencil sketch, but just sketched with the paints.

I love Steve Emery's work, but am not really good enough to emulate it. This one is after his Woodpecker one, but not meant to be an exact copy (OBVIOUSLY!!).


linda said...

mary , I like the colors you have used in this and much more than the little tiny one on your blog...I think you need to put art at the top of your "to do" list! :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh, Thank you so much, Linda! YAY! :-D