Here is an update on my latest painting. I got the berries mostly done, they may need a touch up here and there, and I started working on the chipmunk. I’ll need to work on the leaves, and satisfy myself on the final details and then it will all be done! 🙂 Unless I can make due with the brushes I already have, finishing it may be slow. My favorite sable brush through the years has been loved too hard, and is now out of shape, and the poor thing isn’t working right for me anymore. So last month I ordered a new one off of amazon.com. The bad thing is that it’s being shipped from Europe, so it’s not expected to get here until the 20th. 😦 Mean while, I’ll see what I can do with what I’ve got or work on another project while I’m waiting. 🙂
A New Painting for the New Year!
Here is one of my latest paintings I’m working on. Showing my sketch at the bottom and my finished background at the top. The top picture has a mask on the chipmunk and unfinished leaves. I hope to have it done sometime in January of 2015! 🙂
A big THANK YOU! to all of my followers for joining me this year!
This is a watercolor painting on 140 lb. Paper, dimensions: 16 1/8 in. x 12 1/8 in. This picture is in a gallery in Prairie City Oregon called, Copper Horse Art Center and Gallery. If you would like a print of this painting, please click on the link below:
Feel free to contact me for any questions concerning my art. Thanks for looking!
This post is long over due, but I haven’t worked on this picture for about a year. I’m trying to finish this painting in time for an Art Show. I hope I make it! Right now I’m working on the background, using the negative space technique. My goal is to get the background as dark as possible. Once I’ve finished the background, I’ll work on the other leaves. I’m using a hot press paper, it’s really neat. The paint seems to sit mostly on top of the paper instead of soaking in as much. The paper is really smooth. I’ve been able to wash over my background without disturbing the the last coat of paint too much. Towards the end I’ll finish my fence where the white lines are.
This is my next adventure! I’m illustrating my story, Secret Under the Apple Tree. I’ve mentioned this on my about page, and now I’ve started the expedition! I’m very excited to be sharing this project with you! I’m planning on self publishing it. I’ll let you know what company I use. This first illustration here will be my front cover. Any tips on illustrating or publishing would be very appreciated!
I used four different mediums, Faber Castell markers, .005 Micron pen, Drewent colored pencils, and
Generals pastel pencils.
The green is colored pencil. I used my markers for the darker areas. And pastels for the ground and touch ups here and there. I’ll post the finished product tomorrow.