View Full Version : WDE 8 June MI: Splash In, Chefs' Surprise, Ruby dog

06-08-2013, 10:11 PM
This is the first one done this morning in 1 hr/45 minutes (sketched yesterday so traced that to save time-10 min. drawing); watercolor on Fabriano140 lb rough paper...loved the little girl so estatic about being in the water :clap: we should all be this carefree and happy!

10.75x16 watercolor/India ink on 300 lb Saunders; worked from only black & white photo copy, using no pencil, just the ink applicator tip. Total time about 1 hr/50 minutes. Note the chicken ready to be cooked :rolleyes:

12x9 watercolor of the lovely lady Ruby. Again, worked from b&w copy only. Drawing took about 10 minutes and total painting time 45 minutes on Canson 140 lb paper. Limited palette: Quinacridone burnt orange and gold, ultramarine blue, alizarin, raw sienna.
C&C welcome :cat: Thanks again, Gail, for hosting! :thumbsup:

06-08-2013, 11:27 PM
Love Ruby!!!!

06-09-2013, 01:26 AM
Aww you are so talented. I love them all. You did a great job on Ruby,especially the missing eye. I could not get my head around it and wished I had cropped it out. Those chefs are wonderful and of course the little girl is gorgeous.

06-09-2013, 03:55 AM
The neck of the girl seems a bit too long. I simply LOVE the chefs and the dog is very cute!:)

06-09-2013, 06:19 AM
Simply amazing how you do that :D

06-09-2013, 06:27 AM
All very good Kay especialy love the texture of the dog hair chefs seems having fun lovely action and light with the little girl

06-09-2013, 07:52 AM
Kay, love them all, Ruby is my fav. :thumbsup:

06-09-2013, 09:30 AM
Thanks all! Connie you are right. Her neck is too skinny.

06-09-2013, 11:22 AM
:wave: Well done. I admire your work on these ~Lissa

Charlie's Mum
06-09-2013, 03:09 PM
All different and really good Kay - such talent!
Have a sneaky suspicion Ruby is my (just) #1 choice!:D

06-09-2013, 08:01 PM

06-09-2013, 09:15 PM
Great work on all three of these. Love the action in the little girl, and yes, we should all be so carefree. :) I love the chefs -- and the dog is well done also. I love the alizeran crimson accents --nice work!

06-10-2013, 03:43 AM
Super duper - all three but the dog is something special!!

06-10-2013, 09:15 AM
Some lovely pieces here Kay, especially the sky and water treatment with the splasher; and I especially love the dog. The chefs looks ideal for a cookbook bestseller cover..can feel the energy in that kitchen.

06-10-2013, 02:54 PM
great sky and delight of the girl in the first
love the illustrative version of the chefs
and ruby is wonderful

06-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Kay you never disappoint - love the way you handled the movement in the ocean and the cooks in line and color is a wonderful illustration of a busy restaurant kitchen cooking a plump (noted) LOL chicken and what can I say about Ruby Red Dog - marvelous wc portrait of a happy approachable animal!

06-11-2013, 10:48 PM
That kitchen scene is so wonderful, I couldn't stop looking at it. I'm responsible for spamming you with all those "hits" :)

Love these...


06-11-2013, 11:15 PM
These are all just great. The little girl does look like she is having a ball. Love the cooks and Ruby is wonderful too. Would not want to have to pick a favorite.

06-12-2013, 12:35 AM
Good job. Love Ruby's eye. Nice color.

06-12-2013, 10:58 AM
Lovely trio Kay!

06-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Hey Kay:wave: busy busy this week:thumbsup: Ruby is my fav of the 3,i did think about painting the chef's but I only thinking:wave: love the sky and water,and you already know there is a problem with the figure,you could fix that:clap:

06-13-2013, 10:38 AM
Thanks everyone! I've since fattened the girl's neck a bit and it does read better.

06-13-2013, 04:07 PM
First= Joy!
Second = Concentration of cooks
Third= Glowing colors!!
Beautiful, Kay!

06-13-2013, 04:48 PM
Glad I'm double checking for the gallery, can't believe I missed commenting on this. I always love your work, you are so talented. You definitely captured Char's excitement and Ruby's expression. Glad you decided to do the chefs, you captured their spirit. FYI if ever in NY this is a fun place to go and lots of photo ops.

06-14-2013, 03:32 PM
all lovely, the dogs my fave :D

Lake of Trees
06-14-2013, 04:50 PM
Great work on all! I like how all three pieces are so unique from each other.

06-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Thanks again, everyone! Lovely refs, all of them, so thanks to Gail!