Rose .....almost finished

I've joined into a June project at WetCanvas -a wonderful artists forum I'm a member of- and we were to paint a rose and post it on the due date for all to see. I decided to do a hybrid tea rose and concentrate on the heart of it, the core of the rose. I've almost finished it, still some work left, with the outer petals and at least one more color glaze maybe two, to get to the color I want. But so far I'm quite pleased with it, and thought I'd post it here to see what it looks like.

Used Golden Full Body Acrylics on 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas.
I've carried the painting on to the sides, so no need to frame it unless one wants to.


Sketchbook Vine Charcoal Drawing #5 - Young Woman

Still working on doing some drawings every day if possible, to improve my skills.
This one was done tonight while watching a movie "Catwoman" ......I had never seen it before..... with Halle Berry, Sharon Stone.
Wow Halle is one incredible beautiful woman, I may, just have to try draw her sometime, and her figure is to die for!!!!
I really enjoyed the movie, and in the end had this drawing done. I did not work too hard on it, but going to post it as I don't want to nit pick on a study.
I find I'm working with the charcoals much faster, and more efficient, so that's good, also getting a good likeness a lot better, and faster. So I'm pleased.
Would love to hear from you.....Crits & Comments always welcome!!
Done with Willow Vine Charcoal
About 9 x12 in my Sketchpad


Vine Charcoal Drawing "Jack Big Plume" Native American Sarcee Tribe

Hi there, here's a new piece I did this past weekend, entered a drawing and painting event and Jack was a reference. Just had to have a go at him. Such a fabulous face to work with.
I don't use my charcoals that much and really enjoy them and need to do more portraits, so pulled out the willow vine charcoal and this is the result.
We have a two hour limit and then are to show our works finished or not at that time....I was pleased to have him done.
I'll probably see something that needs a touch up after a couple days or so,
but here he is.
Size is about 12 x 16 inches

Proud Sarcee Warrior - Jack Big Plume