Saturday, December 25, 2010
I did this image a while ago. A bit of a whimsical take on winter and all the little creatures that inhabit the landscape. Our winter is a bit different. We are getting rain. Winter means green. I did however live in the white stuff for quite a few years. I like looking at pictures of it. Happy Holidays to all.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
I thought considering the time of year that this image would be a good choice to represent the topic phenomenon. This was a really fun piece to paint. I love painting both animals and Santa so it seemed like a good combo at the time. Hey, they are both at the North Pole so why not?
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I received my samples for flags and a mailbox cover with my Santa Image on it. I figured it is okay to go ahead and put them up. The stores have had Christmas things out for months now. (and it's fun decorating for the holiday.) Almost done with all my shopping and will be shipping things out across the country soon.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Spoonflower is a really great sight that has some fabulous patterns. You can create your own patterns and have fabric made. They also have contests. This is my entry for the the woodland animal contest. You can go to the site if you would like to vote.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Yesterday I went with my friend Diane to some Open Studios in Santa Cruz. We went to the gallery at the Art League first where there was a piece from each of the artist's up. There were some really wonderful pieces in all kinds of medium. There were glass, metal, and ceramic 3-d pieces as well as some really good paintings.
We also went to the tannery. It was the first time I had been there. It was interesting. There are apartments and studios for artists there, so there were several studios. One of the studios there was Cheryle Winn's. She has some beautiful quilts. Her sense of color is really lovely in the pieces she had. I will post a couple of pictures of some of her work here.
Another artist that we saw at her home studio was Sandra Cherk. She lived in Greece for a while and you can see that influence in some of here work. She had several pastel landscapes and was also selling jewelry. She has a website at www.sandracherk.com. I will also put up piece of hers.
We also saw a watercolorist that I really liked a lot. She has a wonderful sense of color and her images are beautiful. Her name is Gwen Davin Revino. I took photos of two of my favorite pieces that she did and will put those up here as well. She has a website as well. www.gwenrevino.com.
It is fun to see what others are doing, and amazing to see the diversity. This area is really loaded with lots of talented people.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
It's always interesting to see how your images end up looking on product. It's also fun to get your product samples. The horse flag came and is up. In the mean time I am painting away trying to get new contracts for licensing. I have been a bit pattern crazy lately and have been sending my agent a multitude of designs. It's fun taking elements from my art and creating something totally new.
Friday, September 17, 2010
I thought it would be interesting to see how an old image was transformed for a new product. The original art is from a card I did for Sunrise years ago. With the help of photoshop I added more flowers to the background and changed the color of one of the kittens. I also worked up the color overall. Here is the before and after.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Here is another bunny image that will be a flag for next spring. This image was done in watercolors. It was a mix of Dr. Martins dyes and watercolor which give me really nice vibrant color. I like doing images that have a clear foreground, middle ground and background. I think it helps give depth to the piece. I had been to a conference where Kadir Nelson spoke and this was something he spoke about in his work. His work is so incredible and I really like how he uses space in his work. I took that idea and put it into my own images.
Friday, August 20, 2010
I recently painted an image of a harp seal pup in oils. It has been chosen to be a card for the Humane Society International organization. I really love having my work go to places that do so much to help animals and am very pleased that the image was chosen.