Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birds and more

I would like to call these, perfect imperfect birds. A painted pattern of birds with colored wings. (Plus one music note) done in gouache 8x10. I think this would make a cute note card.


Chinese art
I miss my brother who is in china for the summer. He is going to shanghi university. Last time he was in china he brought this painting home for me. It’s a very large wall scroll. I just recently hung it up, It practically matches my wall.

..............................................my feets

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

House Tree

Gouache 8x10. I'm happy with how the colors turned out in this painting. At my house we have this very big potted tree that lives inside all winter. The tree's much bigger then the one in the painting as scale goes. Its really a monster. During the summer it lives on our deck. This is a painting of a couple trying to take care of their house tree.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Simple Birds

Simple painted pattern of birds. These are some of the birds that live around my house.
From top to bottom .Hummingbird, blue jay, cardinal, robin, sparrow, wren, red belly woodpecker (My favorite backyard bird!) Titmouse, Chickadee and golden fronted woodpecker.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Children’s Book: Couple of Cows

Last October I wrote a children’s book. Ever since then I have been illustrating it. Well I have been trying to move it along lately. As of right now I have fully painted 7 full page spreads. (14 book pages) I have 8 full page spreads left to paint. (Total of 30 pages) Plus The cover and type. It would be nice to be done the book by the end of the summer, but I will more likely be done by the end of the year. This is being done in my free time. At least the story is finished. I’m not going to explain the story in this blog post; I just wanted to talk a little bit about how it was going. Of course I will explain the cow pictures.
Image 1- First I figure out how cows stand
Image 2 - Then I figure out the characters
Image 3 - final sketch: also I realized the cows are facing the wrong way.
Image 4 - This is a cropped image of the cows in the book
I have to go back and paint in their shadows.
My book is not about cows, but cows are featured on one page. I just thought these couple of cows was worth a mention.

Monday, June 7, 2010