Monday, January 9, 2017

piper in the snow

I thought you might enjoy a little watercolor I made last week.
It was based on this photograph, taken when I was photographing hyssop:

 See Piper? Just barely?
She's standing in the snow.
Keeping an eye on things.
Waiting for me to quit fooling around with hay and buckets and the camera.

Here's the watercolor: 

To be honest, it looked exactly like Piper for a while.
But only to my eye.
It was just a Piper-flavored blur, really.
Kind of like the photograph!
Then I worked it up just a bit more.
And now it looks less like Piper,
but is much more recognizable as A Dog.
I'm okay with that.

This art thing is a ride, isn't it?