Monday, February 06, 2012

Benny and the Alligator

Slightly revised
Benny and the Alligator, by Mary Stebbins Taitt
5 x 7, gouache on colored paper
I signed up for the next round of the sketchbook project, and since I am planning to take out the horrid paper it comes with, I decided to start right away.   (I ordered a book, but it has not come yet).  I am planning to make a book for my Grandson Frankie, And I painted this in gouache on colored paper.  Looking at it now, I think I might need to work on it a little more. (e.g.:  the shading on the neck  and I forgot to paint the fingernails!).  I want to keep it very simple.  Painting the words was VERY difficult for me, my hands are not that steady.  I may try a different "font" style, though that would lead to inconsistencies. I added the new one on top the revised version. I mat still revise it further.


henniemavis said...

Love these, even without fingernails!

John said...

Excellent work Mary.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Henie! :-D

Thanks, John!

I wish I were a better artist, but I am having fun with these--except for the thought that there are so MANY to do--30 of them.