Barbara A. Lewis - Artist/Naturalist

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"Waya" Nearly Complete

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 6:18 AM

I have made some nice progress on my wolf portrait, "Waya" which means wolf in Cherokee. I got some great critique from a fellow artist and made adjustments, which in pastel is tricky. But overall I am pleased with the piece and it is nearly done. I enjoyed working on this one as it gave me a chance to get really tight with the detail. I am currently working in pastel, but will be finishing up an acrylic painting next, then some more commission work. Juggling a full time graphics job and doing my fine art on the side is a lot, but totally worth it! I enjoy the challenges that each requires, and the creative process. I have a favorite quote from Thomas Hart Benton, "The life of the artist is the best in the world if you can get through the first 40 years". I am now getting into the best part - wish me luck!

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