Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
So, I asked her to look threw my old sketch books in order to get an idea of what she wanted.
I was surprised with what she chooses. In an old sketch book, I had filled the back pages with band names and songs I was listening to at the time. Just for memories sake.
I thought nothing of it. I don’t use any reference to texts. She decided she liked writing the best.
So I did this piece of all text, in black marker pens.
In order to keep it personal. All the words written describe her and her life,
(we came up with those together)
I’m happy with how it turned out, I do think its cute.
I mailed it to her in Florida (her home) and She put it in that little black frame. Aww.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I purposely put the turtle in the lower right corner of the cards instead of centering him. I suppose this gives it that “ modern off center look”. ! .
They’re going to be used Birthday Party invitations.
Its important to me to be able come up with an image that both kids and their parents will like.
I decided to go with more muted colors since they seem to print
better on off-white-
which I knew I would be using for the cards.
Anyway I do hope I get time to work on my website.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In the painting, a skeleton couple is playing a song on Halloween night.
The swirl hill in the background is homage to The Nightmare before Christmas. Liz did ask that I put something in the painting in relation to the movie. Although the groom skeleton is in a tux, I didn’t want to paint the bride in a wedding dress. So, I went with a peach and orange dress with stitches. A scarf and bow I added as a lucky “something blue”. (From the traditional wedding rhyme). A black rose bouquet was the last detail to the finished painting. Liz had the original art framed to give as a wedding gift.
Congratulations and best wishes to Amanda and Matt.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
These were all painted on watercolor paper, but I printed them on off-white card stock. These make up a greeting card series I’ve been working on, the theme is “Giving Gifts”. I love sitting down to paint a little character now and then. I choose to do a large turtle, boar, mule, lama and kangaroo. I didn’t make the kangaroo carrying flowers in a kangaroo tummy pouch . That wouldn’t go with the series, also it would not be fair to the other animals. !
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I did end up falling on a mountain and broke my right ring finger (ouch it’s still so painful, 3 weeks later) other then that it was an awesome time. Here are a few pictures from my trip.
A bunch of totem poles.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The top version I painted First. Both were painted with gouache acrylic. However, with the bottom image I used more of a water color technique . (this I have been experimenting with lately) The colors are subtle but my outlines really pop out. That’s what I like.
This Second version I’m going to use in a greeting card portfolio I’ve been working on. I think this is a simpler version. These cats have no markings for a reason. I don’t want to distract from the tummies…They’re most important.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This is a template for one of the buttons i am making for Portfolio day. They have different color backgrounds, pink, white, green and i think that was all. I also Made penguin buttons and "sheep in bandana" buttons. The buttons are 1in, so they are tiny but that makes them cute. yay.