Monday, April 28, 2014

Two Willows (Or, What I Did at Saint Paul Art Crawl)

I'd been meaning to do this for a while and at Crawl I had the opportunity, so I took it (Art Crawl, for those unfamiliar, is something like a pub crawl but with art studios; there is usually still some alcohol to be had, too).

The first iteration is in my pocket sketchbook, and even taking up two pages it's only about 7" wide. I wanted a larger (and unbound) version, so I translated it to 8 x 10" and this is the result:

Many hours and many finely drawn lines later, I had something I really loved. This is pen, watercolor, and acrylic on imported French printmaking paper. Prints and greeting cards are here, and the original is available at $225.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Happy Sparrow #5

So, you know how this was supposed to be a series of four Sparrows? Yeah, about that ...

I was looking for photos of horses (and I found several great ones) to use for art, and stumbled on a photo of this little female house sparrow by chance. She was so cute I figured, well, what's one more?

8 x 10", original is sold; prints and greeting cards available here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Blue Jays 3 and 4

Blue and Gold #3, above and #4, below. 10 x 8" and 5 x 7", respectively. These are both sold and I'll miss them, even while I'm happy to send them flitting off to new homes. One will be landing in Pennsylvania and the other, down in Texas.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Girls (and Goofy Geldings) Just Wanna Have Fun

"Whatchya Got?", 10 x 8" watercolor on Ye Olde French Printmaking Papier. I had this great photo of this horse, one of the smartest horses I've ever met and also one of the funniest characters. I'd grin every time I looked at the photo and finally I couldn't resist taking some time out of Serious Art Making to create this little piece. It was so much fun to do this ... I've already found a second Goofy Gelding to paint.

It's available at $125 for the original, and you can get prints and greeting cards here.