Sunday, January 30, 2011

So much cleaning!!

I was unproductive art-wise this weekend, but I now have a VERY clean room and you can now see the floor! Huzzah!! Here are a few pics taken this winter season that have sparked some inspiration.....I'd like to replicate these colors in a painting or two! I conveniently found some mini canvases while cleaning that would be perfect!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Driftwood Art

A dear friend commissioned a driftwood painting of chickadees. Sometimes driftwood inspires the subject matter that will be painted on it. I had to find the right piece in my handpicked stash of unique nature-made treasures from the beaches of Lake Ontario. In this case I saw some perfect opportunities to use the color and texture of the driftwood itself to suggest trees and entangled branches. I intend to create a winter scene with chickadees throughout the branches.

Willow decided she wanted to get in on the photoshoot action c:
Can't wait to see how this comes out!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Work in Progress

Its hard to find time to doodle for fun, but here's one of several WIPs!

This is a summer night scene with a goofy red fox playing on the edge of a forest. He's got a firefly cupped between his paws while others are going to be scattered around him and in the background. I'm looking forward to those summer was below zero just a few days ago!

Thursday, January 20, 2011