Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

5 x 7 watercolor pencil on Bristol paper.
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and a Glorious Spring!

This is a pastel I did, about 18 years ago, of my daughter. 
Just thought I'd throw this in as a bonus. Isn't she sweet?!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Barnyard Family Portrait

This began as a watercolor but I did a lot of digital enhancing. The digital work brightens the colors and I'm able to do a lot of corrections as well.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Magic Mike Caricature

I have so much fun doing caricatures!
My husband politely suggested I stop doing males that look like this.
He suggested Ellen Degeneres. So, looks like I'll attempt her next.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Illustration Friday - CHILDHOOD

This is an update - May 27, 2016
I finished this piece up with oils. No digital work because I wanted a piece that I could frame.

 This bottom one started as an 8 x 10 watercolor on clayboard and finished up in Corel Painter.
I took a photo of this awesome treehouse many years ago and I've always intended to get it out and add the kids. Here it is!
     If you're interested in seeing an even older version of kids playing in a tree click here. I am slowly but surely learning the art of children's illustration.    

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ms. Cow

A fun caricature that I did today of a cow that I drew in my sketchbook yesterday.

Just because I like cows.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Illustration Friday - VILLAGE

     This is the fountain in my wonderful home town of Greenville, Ohio. I've taken a few liberties. For instance, the fountain sits in our traffic circle and isn't usually populated with people. 
      I'm still working on this piece in my studio as a rather large pastel, but time was running out for me to get it posted to IF, so I took a photo, scanned it into the computer, and added the people and some other details. Now when I return to the pastel I'll have some extra reference material.