Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Here is my illustration for Cultivate, inspired by my daughter and similar to the illustration in my sidebar. I'm kind of tickled with this character and have plans to use her in future illustrations. And I had to include our kitty, Juliet, trying to steal some affection though she is black in real life and I haven't quite figured out how to paint her as an illustration using black...yet. I'm thinking I may need to darken the values in this but here it is for now.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tess Sykes is my new best friend! She is a local writer who I met when she did a couple of stories last year- one about a local art club that I belong to, Bellevue Artists Association and then another highlighting the watercolor class that I began teaching one year ago. She recently started a blog to review children's books and asked to interview me. I am really impressed with her writing. :) Everyone needs to know a person like Tess to cheer them on. Thank you, Tess!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
6 x 6 in. watercolor on Aquabord Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and dozens of little clusters have been appearing in my yard s...
I have really enjoyed photographing and painting my pansies this year. This painting is one of the recent projects I've been teaching i...
Right now I'm wishing my Facebook was connected to my blog because I've been posting lots of art and news about a recent children...
Over the weekend, I painted one of my cats who unfortunately is black. I love her coat and she's the loviest cat I've ever owned but...