Thursday, November 11, 2010

My kids vetoed my first idea . . . so afterwards I did this sketch .
"Afterwards, he just took a nap." And now, so shall I as I try to get over this nasty cold.

Thanks for looking!

Catch up Time

For those interested, this is the large painting I did for the church event back in October. It was used for a background for families to have their photos taken at the Luau. We had a great time. This painting is about 9' by 12', painted on a canvas drop cloth with leftover latex house paint. I had a great time working on it.

This sketch is for IF Transportation. I didn't get it posted in time for the deadline. Turns out if I don't get things posted by the time my kids get home from school, it doesn't get posted that day. "My" computer is the "best" one of course, so it gets used for homework, FB etc. Teens, gee.

This is the sketch for IF Spooky. Also didn't get it posted in time for the IF deadline.

I'm currently working on the post for IF this week. I hope to get it done before the kids get home from school, LOL.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

IF Spent

Time well-spent, that's the idea that stuck with me as I pondered the topic this week. One of my favorite ways to spend time is with a good book. I love reading for myself, reading to my kids and browsing in bookstores. I based this painting on a sketch I made of my daughter and added some whimsy.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

IF Racing

I imagine leaves racing to the ground at this time of year. This image is all digital this time. I'm having fun exploring what Photoshop can do. I also imagine "nature sprites" riding the leaves. Perhaps they'll peek over the edge as they ride down, perhaps they just look at the sky as they spin to the ground.

The past couple of weeks have been difficult, so no posts for IF. I do have a couple of sketches for the topics, but they didn't make it to final form or onto the computer.

Thanks for looking!! Hope you are having a great day.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

IF Beneath

Fishes frolicking beneath the sea. A piece I did previously, exploring painting fish in different views. I've been busy this week working on a large painting for a church event, so not much time for IL.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

IF Old Fashioned

For my third Illustration Friday I thought of this piece I did a little while ago. This image goes with an Old Fashioned poem/song that I learned as a kid. It represents "Monday Wash Day." There are others to come for the rest of the poem/song: Tuesday String Beans, Wednesday Soup, Thursday Roast Beef, Friday Fish, Saturday Pay Day, Sunday Church.  All you hungry brothers we wish the same to you.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

IF Acrobat

I like the idea of a goldfish aspiring to perform in a great show like at SeaWorld. This fish jumping through a suspended ring fit the Acrobat theme. Because time is short this week, I scanned in my sketch and did the color with Photoshop. This is a fairly new process for me, but I do find it a good way to play with color and try different things before I get to the paint. 

Thanks for looking!