Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Larry looking out the window

While I'm happy to be working on a children's book.  So, happy I can't stand it.  Anyway, I have an art show coming up in July.  So, I have to paint pictures to sell once in awhile.  Here is a rather small piece I whipped up yesterday afternoon.

Watercolor on hot press paper.  Really a difficult to paint on.  But, I'm happy with it.
I named it "Larry looking out the Window" because my cousin has a big yellow cat named Larry.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hello Mr. Robin

Just another design with cut paper.  I had thought that I would sell this card design at the little gallery I belong to, but...I like it too much.  So, into the portfolio it goes.
Now, I have to get busy working on illustrating a lovely children's book by Gretchen Leary, called "The Quiet Bear"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Balancing Act

Here is another cut paper illustration.  I'm calling it "Balancing Act".

This illustration reminds me of my daughter Meg, when she was little.  She didn't try balancing teapots and cups on her head, but if she had, she would have been wonderful at it.  We did have a big yellow cat named Roger and he was very talented.

On another subject, I noticed that 31 people came to look at my blog today.  Amazing, simply amazing.  But, why don't you folks leave me messages or comments?  I would answer you.  Really I would.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy

I'm playing around with cut paper again, and listening to "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.  Boy, that song is catchy.  Just tapping my toe and being creative.  Anyway, this is what happened.  I was going to make her dancing but she just looked like she wanted to jump rope.
Now I have to clean up this mess I've made.  Cut paper is fun but messy.

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Glasses

I can see!  The world is an amazing place to see!  Apparently, I was in dire need of new specks.  So in honor of my newfound eyesight, I have been playing with my scissors and paper.

Kind of a self portrait... I guess.  That bird is a stranger to me.  But, he has good manners.
Have a nice weekend everyone.  I'm off to dinner with my husband.  We are celebrating 33 years of marriage.  Time flies when you're having fun!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hi, Nice to meet you

Here is the second of four figures I'm designing for the carousel.  This is kind of a combination of two people.  Both local business men.  I sure hope the sponsors like him.  I don't get paid until they give the okay.
This was created in watercolor on 140 lb paper.
What's that in his left hand, you ask?  Why,  it's an abacus.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

First Look

Here is the first look at a design I just finished for our community carousel project.  Someone else designed all the wonderful animals but, they wanted me to design some historic figures that will stand around the inside area.  Does that make sense?  Anyway, this is the pioneer woman.  Mrs Lemons.  She was a postmistress.  Next, up a local merchant.
I kind of like her.
There is no way I could have taken on this job if I had not been continuing to take a life drawing class every Wednesday evening.  If you want to draw and paint people you have to know how they are put together.
I'll post a picture of the merchant as soon as I finish.