More storybook portraits and scenes

As much as I love painting these, they are a bit of a guilty pleasure. It is clear that I loved my Beatrix Potter books.  But I judge my own work for its illustration quality. Like there is something wrong with it. And there isn't!  I am an illustrator, of characters for grown up story books. There. Now go away critical voice!

These are works in progress. I seem to be creating a series of portraits, done in watercolor, or various creatures in regal robes. I like them. This one, below, has no head yet, but I plan on it being an albino raven. 

The other piece is also a clue that a series might be developing. I like to show figures, in some sort fo interaction. They feel very supportive and spiritual to me, like guidance, empathy. This one I'm frustrated with because there is so much green!  I can't seem to get rid of it. 

Work in progress. Watercolor. TOO MUCH GREEN.

Work in progress. Watercolor. TOO MUCH GREEN.

Another work in progress. NO HEAD! 

Another work in progress. NO HEAD!