I colored outside the lines on this class assignment. Master artist and instructor Maria Lyle demonstrated an entirely different technique from this, for the acrylics illustration assignment. But as I was mixing my colors I started laying some directly on the canvas paper because it was a hot day and the paints were drying too fast. I started having entirely too much fun painting with the palette knife, which I had never tried before! So I just kept going, playing all the way! Maria was nice enough to give me some expert pointers in this direction, and I was happy with the result. Maria is a patient instructor who constantly tries to bring out the best work from her students. I highly recommend her courses!


Cici’s Cat


“Le Chat du Cici”

8″x8″ Prismacolor and Verithin colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol Vellum. Another picture of Cici’s cat, working from a photo to practice blending, contrast, chroma and value. This drawing was done as a study prior to the last picture posted of Cici’s cat.