Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Portraits of Mountain peoples-some new sketches I did.
You can see the whole series, just click the link above.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
These ghosts and the spooky llama were used for postcards to a children’s pumpkin painting event at the Anthropologie store in PA where I work. For me, its too cool to see my Illustration work representing our Anthropologie store in this small way.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
My most recent painting of figures. Gouache and acrylic on watercolor paper. I’m happy with how vibrant this piece turned out. I wanted the background to look more painterly so I layered down different yellows and oranges of gouache paint. Originally I did not have the blue sky in this painting. The top was just additional yellow. It was a little to much yellow in the piece, so I covered it in blue sky. The sky complemented the yellow and orange well. Two small clouds I added to make it more sky-like. I hope to get a few more paintings underway soon. Maybe so fall inspired things.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The first two are for little kids, and then I did one more for adults.
I did these in gouache and digital color. All have hand drawn types.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I painted a pattern of colorful moths for a greeting card. The colorful moths I painted in gouache. The only moth I really used reference for was the big green one in the middle, this is a Luna moth. The other moths I just kind of made up. I used reference for their shapes but not for their colors and spots/designs. I doubt there is such a blue moth like the ones I made up. I hope my moths read as moths and not butterflies and that image isn’t thrown off by the colors. I chose to paint moths over butterflies because moths have those little feather-like antennas. So cute! The colorless line drawing was the finished sketch for the painting. I did this in microns. I didn’t realize at first how much I like this image. I think the pattern in just lines looks nice. It might work as a separate piece. Though I do like the colorful painting a bit more.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Posted for Illustration Friday’s “Star Gazing”
A quick acrylic and gouache painting I did this morning. The colors of the animals I kept muted. To me the muted colors allows the animals appear to be in a dark setting, which they are. My star gazers are a lion, a raccoon, and a few stripy dogs.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
“They Draw and Cook” is a wonderful blog I discovered. One of my favs! This blog is updated daily with delicious recipes and beautiful illustrations. I recently submitted my favorite recipe. Check it out :) Chocolate Crepe! Num Num Num!
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Monday, August 2, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A quick painting of a couple in a creek. Outlining the shapes in my paintings for me is the most enjoyable part of painting. I get to use a liner brush - (these brushes last forever! I love them.) Also I do the outlines last so my painting comes together once their done. This painting was wonderful practice and I’m happy with how it turned out. For this one I like it being simple.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The original painting is 9x13 done in gouache and acrylic on watercolor paper.
I was asked by a friend to do a more whimsical painting with people. Several years ago while in school I painted mostly whimsical things. I remember once I painted a dragon with a picnic table tied to his back for picnickers. I feel my work grew away from being this whimsical over the last couple years; I would like to bring it back into my work. Just a little bit. While working on this painting I listened to the sound track to The Darjeeling Limited the Wes Anderson movie that takes place in India. Some inspiring music for a painting featuring an Indian tiger. I’m debating going back and re-painting the tigers eye. His eye is a little different from eyes I usually paint - (Just ovals…Hehe) but part of me likes the fact that it’s a little different.
Friday, July 16, 2010
The other day I did this painting in Gouache and acrylic. I was looking through some old sketches while cleaning my studio space. One sketch I put aside was of a fox flying a kite. After cleaning I decided to paint (mess up what I had just cleaned). This painting has similar colors and design of a smaller painting I did a few months back. The painting was of a bear and cat in a red wagon (It is on my web page as well as my ETSY site).It had the same grassy lines as well as the sandy color background. I like this design very much and I would like to start a series of illustrations much like this one.