Whew! It’s the last day of Meredith’s spring break. Good times.
I painted these backlit pears yesterday. In college one of my painting instructors advised us not to use small canvases, because it can be hard to paint big if you get too comfortable painting small. I fear that’s happening to me, and I’d like to start using larger panels.
Meredith has no such fears. As a spring break project, she wanted to paint something big. She sketched out a fairy and mermaid in a dramatic, stormy scene. I painted some of the background and helped with the faces. Holly painted her own mermaid scene, and drew a sweet portrait of me and her together. Yesterday Meredith painted this landscape in the style of Chinese prints. She had done a similar project in school.