Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Two new blank slates

They need face lifts. hehe

Monday, July 28, 2008

new flower abstract

What is great about my abstract flowers is that they can be displayed any way. This one is not quite finished, but its getting close.

Ruby's Pond

This is Ruby. She is finished and available for sale. Give me an e-mail if you are interested in keeping her. I wanted to show a good close up with scale so you can see the tiny detail that I really enjoy doing in my work. In fact I think I'll tweek the background and sides a bit more and post a few more pictures. She is on a gallery wrapped canvas, so part of the painting is along the sides. Stay tuned I will post more photos of her later this week.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I think they are finished

These two are looking great, and I think they are so closed to being finished. Sometimes I can't tell weather one is finished or not. There is a another painting I am currently working on, started back in 2002. It is never finished. Some tiny tweaking may be needed in these two, like the eyes. I have gone over the eyes on the gal to the left about a dozen different times. Which is great because it adds so much wonderful depth and glassiness to the eyes. Gives my girls some life.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Meet Hanjo.

Yea, he is coming to life. Like his brother Avist, Hanjo's character is starting to show in the paint.

It's wonderful to see them together.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

2 allllmost there, maybe

This guy is almost finished. Need more of a background, maybe a few smaller octopi in the sky. hmmm, we shall see.

I am not sure what she is feeling. She is not finished, at least her environment isn't. Maybe her face isn't right? I think I'll take a break from her and work on Hanjo.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Avist is trying to fly.

He is so close to being finished. A few more coats and a bit more personality, I think. This will be Tavis' painting come the trip home to Alaska in September.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Last Sold Work

two flowers
water lily
These were the last few paintings I finished and sold. They had been the best I have done in a while and have inspired me to do more. These are mostly acrylic on hand stretched gallery canvases. And here and there in each painting or illustration I use soft pastals, graphite, pen, and paint marker.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Two Girls almost finished and one trying to help.

My husband's little cat, Bit, tried to help with my painting last night. She is so cute when she wants attention. Its just always when you are not expecting it.

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Girls

A wonderful start to a few new girls of mine.

Paintings for Jonah & Tavis

Here are the first images of my work-n progress for Jonah and Tavis in Fairbanks. I will take a photograph everytime I work on them so you can see the process and development of these two fun paintings.
First sketches, out of the sketchbook. Tavis' character's name is Avist and Jonah's is Hanjo.
Built and not quite built stretcher bars. 32" x 32" squares.

Finshed stretched canvases ready for paint.

day 1 with paint

day 2

These are a lot of fun to work on. They are great now, but only a quarter of the way finished.