Trying to manage my work wish list is a challenge. This afternoon I finished an illustration for a painting friend's 50th birthday. I belong to a group of professional artists called Valley 10 who have been meeting monthly to critique and encourage each other for over a decade now. On occasions have painted together locally and on holidays and shared our lives with one another. We decided some time ago to put together a collection of paintings for one another's big "0" birthdays. I received a framed collection for my 40th birthday and now it is my turn to create a painting for Julie's birthday.
The other day it dauned on me, that perhaps I could combine this painting into a theme challenge for Illustration Friday. Additionally if painted in watercolour I could share it with my fellow illustrators on Watercolour Wednesdays.
This week's them challenge for Illustration Friday is Duet so it was appropriate for me to do an illustration of myself and my friend painting together. It was great getting out the watercolours again. Such a lovely medium to work with.