Monday, October 27, 2014

Illustration Friday - PUPPET

8 x 10 oil on canvas

My daughter got this mask last year in Florence, Italy - the birthplace of Carlo Lorenzini who is the author of Pinocchio.  I did the painting over 3 - 2-hour days, working from a still life set up.  Much different than working from a photo and, for me, easier to keep a looser style.  This painting is serving as an exercise for a larger painting I want to start working on soon.  The largest paintings I've done over the last several years have been 12 x 16 and I'm in the mood to go bigger and hopefully more dramatic.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Illustration Friday - TROUBLE

8 x 10 oil on clayboard

The Illustration Friday word of the week is TROUBLE. I have a couple of projects going on so I didn't really think I had the time to participate this week, but this illustration is one of the projects I was working on.  If you had a carton of eggs on your kitchen counter and baby dragons started hatching out of them, I think you would have some kind of trouble.  I did this illustration to go along with this little guy

who I finished quite some time ago. I'm currently working on two more compositions to make a nice little set for my portfolio. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Illustration Friday - OCTOPUS

The IF word of the week is Octopus. I have Halloween on the brain at this time of year so . . . my contribution is OCTOBERPUS.   I did the original art in watercolor, then enhanced it digitally.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Illustration Friday - SILENCE


This is not me.  My children are grown, and to be honest this was never me - laundry folded, dishes done, dinner simmering on the stove. This is the me I imagined when I was seventeen and still thumbing through bridal magazines choosing gowns and envisioning my 4 carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring.  I didn't even have a boyfriend. 
Maybe this would have been me if I had taken the time to meditate. LOL.  Maybe this would have been me if my children had taken the time to meditate.