Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Latest portrait

This is the latest custom portrait I did of a beautiful and unusual looking cat. The portrait went to NY and I hear it was loved by the recipient, as it was a gift. It was done in colored pencil.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Checking the area

This is my latest watercolor of a black bear. It is a small size of 5x7 on watercolor paper. I actually had a black bear walk up my driveway last summer and disappear into the woods!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

watercolor chipmunk

After seeing some amazing wildlife watercolors by other artists, I decided I wanted to try working with them myself. They have some of the same properties of working with colored pencils in that they are transparent. I liked the fact that my drawing was easier to cover ,with the paint and that the pencil lines didn't show as much as with colored pencil. There is definetly a learning curve trying to work with the water and keeping it under control! Tell me what you think of my first attempt!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Blue Heron

This is my latest drawing of a great blue Heron. I got some reference photos on a trip to our local state
 park. I used a mixed media approach for this piece. I used watercolor pencils, regular colored pencils and some acrylics.