Monday, November 7, 2011

Watercolor and pumpkin

OK, I have never done a watercolor of someone I'm supposed to recognize. But, I decided to do a monochromatic version of my twin grand babies. There are many flaws, but it is a start and my husband had that special smile when he saw it-so I'm getting there. Gathering the courage and just doing it was a big step.


Earlier I drew the giant pumpkin that was growing in our backyard. Here is a photograph of the carved 92 pound vegetable. We did save some seeds and we'll see what happens next year. Yes, my farmer husband won the contest against his buddy.

9 comments:

Martine said...

I love your portraits ! They both look so sweet !
And ... congratulations on this huge pumpkin !

thepinkrachael said...

Congratulations on the pumpkin! And the sketch is so cute, the little one infront particularly looks so full of character!

Alex said...

You have absolutely gorgeous grandkids =) The portrait looks awesome. Love the pumpkin too

Ann said...

Adorable portrait! I love their expressions - you have captured them well. And congrats on the pumpkin! 92lbs - wow!

debra morris said...

Great portraits Sandy, how lucky to have twin grandkids! Know exactly what you mean about needing courage for portraits!
Lovely pumpkin.
Just been scrolling through your blog and love the rocks!!
My husband balances rocks although I avoid it as a subject, you've inspired me to draw them

christina said...

aww, your grandchildren are so beautiful and you did a great job painting them!

92 pound pumpkin?? holy cow! lol

Bei Price said...

cute grandkids! How lucky to have twins-they can keep each other busy! Congratulations on the pumpkin :)

Revelle Taillon said...

I love this! They look adorable so I can see why your husband was smiling!

nanke's stuff said...

You did a fine job painting them. They're adorable! nancy