Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Under the Tuscan Sun

A wonderful friend has commissioned this painting for her dear sister. It was so fun to paint and I love doing commissions, because I often end up painting things I never would have done and it opens up new creative horizons for me. Thanks Karen!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Latest Portrait

I just finished a portrait of my friends, Rod and Keli for their wedding gift.
I gave it to her last night at her shower and I think she really loved it!
This was my first attempt at a portrait with acrylic on watercolor and I really enjoy this medium. I thinned out the acrylic alot with water for glazing and then used it more thickly for coverage. I also used some colored pencils for accents.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Killer Whale Collage

Another sample for GOC Learning Art Class! Please click to see my new kids art blog.
Our first class will feature the art of Eric Carle illustrator/author of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". If you are a fan of his, you will love this blog. It is filled with links to videos of his books, interviews, lesson plans on his books, links to his blog, his web page and demos of him explaining his art techniques. He is truly an awesome person!!