Resting from the Festivities - (Reworked in 2013) An outdoor festival was happening at Kangaroo Ground and though still going strong, this woman had to take a rest, find a chair, and relax for the remainder of the afternoon. I was not totally happy with the watercolor sketch from 2011, so I re-did in a simple acrylic glazed technique to bring out the details in this nice Aussie lady's friendly face.
The Old Banjo Player - (Third painted version!) Wasn't sure if he was playing for tips; for the entertainment of others; or simply because he enjoyed it so much. His repertoire consisted of songs crossing generations mixed with numbers that only someone of his era might possibly know.
Sitting on a Mat on a Cairo Street - Colored Pencil Sketch produced several years ago from one of my trips to Egypt (I can't remember which one). This technique is where the artist starts monochromatic and adds the colors later.
Enid Martin Shelby - When I was in my early twenties, mom located old photos of both of my grandmothers at the age of 21. I rendered burnt sienna colored pencil sketches of both and framed them in matching antique frames. Shown is my mom's mother Enid Martin Shelby.
Ballarat Metalsmith - (Reworked in 2013) Ballarat is notable for the open-air museum known as Sovereign Hill, a recreated 1850s gold mining settlement. Sovereign Hill consistently rates among the best outdoor museums in the world. This Sovereign Hill metalsmith knew what he was doing as he worked his craft, along with entertaining the crowds.