Wednesday, April 30, 2014

All our beautiful moments - SOLD

I love this one. It started out as more of a painting of graphic shapes but when I revisited it I thought it needed to be pushed a little further. And then it began flowing and I stopped at the right time. Believe me, there are often times I don't. You just never see them : )
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / 16"x12"x1.5" / SOLD
For details see Saatchi Art.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Northern Revival

Well, after a few weeks of illustrating, I got to work painting. It felt good! As for my illustrations, I gave them a sober second glance and decided to use all of them as a "rough copy" and perfect them the next go round. So it will most likely be summer before the project is completed. In the meantime I will be painting my heart out : ) This piece is "Northern Revival" and is 24"x36", acrylic. $875. To see how it would look in a room, click here and then click the grey bar "View Original in Room".

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

So I am almost done my illustrations for my book I've been working on! I have one left to paint. It has been so much fun "bringing them to life". And I've also had a number of hot baths and deep cold rubbed into my neck! Anyway, I'm hoping to show you something soon. In the meantime I thought I'd re-post a couple of Easter themed paintings. Hope you like them! As you can tell, I am attracted to shiny foil : ) Wishing you a wonderful day wherever this finds you <3 p="">

Monday, April 14, 2014

Painting, painting...

Here is one of my watercolour sheets filled with illustrations I'm working on. I'm having so much fun with this but man, I've got to remember to stretch. When painting on a canvas I am standing in front of an easel using my whole arm. With illustrating I am hunched over a table. Not good for the neck.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


And here are the main characters of my book. Rather snazzy dressers, yes? I went through a lot of costume sketches figuring out these outfits : ) Below is more progress on yesterday's illustration. Thanks for taking an interest!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Progress shot

So I worked on the character's clothing choices today as I had to make a few revisions - and I did some other stuff, but mostly I just coloured this in! I was surprised at how long just this beginning part took me! Holy hannah I'm not going to get this book done till July! lol

Monday, April 7, 2014

Getting 'er done!

So I know you wouldn't know this based on my recent posting history but I have been madly working. This afternoon I finished the drawings of my children's book illustrations on to watercolour paper (22 of them!). And this evening I was playing with their outfits - picking colours for their clothes. Here is a finished pencil drawing before it was transferred. Tomorrow I plan to start colouring them in. I'm excited to see them "awaken" from the line drawings : )