Thursday, July 16, 2009

ATC #1 for Atlanta!

I just finished this ATC for the ATC trade at the convention in Atlanta. Obviously, it's a tiger (at least I HOPE it's obvious).

This was done on a new support for me: Multimedia Artboard; this was the black board. It is much different to work on, even from sanded surfaces and Pastelbord. Lots of tooth that is impossible to cover up completely, I suspect, unless you use a watercolor wash first. I'll have to try that next.

It's, of course, 2.5" x 3.5" in size and I used Prismas & one coloursoft and one pablo. I hope to get at least one more done before I leave for Atlanta.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Veggie Still Life in Pastel

It's finished! I completed it in less than a day, but couldn't get a decent pic until now.

This was fun and a great learning experience! Hopefully, I will build up my confidence in pastels so I can try larger paintings from my own ref pics. We'll see.

For now, this is finished and I am back to working on my shelter puppy!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Veggie Still Life

I decided to pullout my pastel pencils and do a quick painting with them today. This is from a ref pic by Nicole Caulfield. Thanks Nicole!!!

I'm using my Derwent pastel pencils on gray Pastelbord, 5" x 7". I have a couple of hours put into it so far. Hoping to finish either today or tomorrow, then back to my shelter puppy.

I kind of like this so far. At least my husband recognized all of the items in the painting, and that's saying a lot! What do you guys think?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pinky & Rosie - A Memorial

I have started a series called Faces of Love: A Shelter Animal's Journey. This series is being created due to an agreement between my local animal shelter and myself. They gave me permission to come in and have several photo shoots of all the resident animals. I then turn those photos into paintings. When the paintings are done (approximately 10 or more paintings total), I will hold an art show to sell them and give 40% of the proceeds directly to the shelter. You can read all the details of the project on the Faces of Love page on my website.

Here is the first painting completed: Pinky & Rosie.