Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In a creek

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


My owl was published along side an article in SCBWI's Bulletin for July. Yay I love that my hoot is going to be seen by so many writers and artists.


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

A fox and a kite

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.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

cat roll

This is just a sketch I did in pencil then went over the lines with black gouache.
Have you ever seen a cat flop down and roll about? My cats do this all the time.
So I thought i would do a sketch of a happy cat rolling.


Gouache and acrylic 8x10