Friday, February 4, 2011

Original ACEO Ducklings and Kittycat

    Duckling "Happy Paddle"

This happy little duckling is a painting I did on commission by one of my teachers, she had seen on of my previous duckling paintings and loved it so much she wanted one. I was very excited to do the piece because it was only the second time I had ever been commissioned.

British Blue "Sitting Sweetly"

This is a sweet little colored pencil/watercolor that I did in memory of a sweet little kitten named Barney, from  Queensland Australia.

Little Duckling "Joyful Swim"

This painting was another one I created on commission by my teacher-she really has a thing for ducks. I love how I was able to achieve the movement of the water around the duck.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Dolphins at Play" Under the Sea

"Dolphins at Play" Finished

Here is the finished painting of "Dolphins at Play"! I am so glad I finished it and I'm really happy with how it turned out. These two dolphins are laughing and playing under the sea, what fun!


Monday, September 6, 2010

ACEO Painting of Gold Fish

The Color Gold

The Color Gold is a completed ACEO. I thoroughly enjoyed painting this piece. The painting was inspired by the book "Hail Stones and Halibut Bones", which was my favorite book to read as a child. And the part in the book about gold is one I read over and over again. I can't get enough of it.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ACEO, WIP's of Dolphins at Play

* A Dolphin Day *

I have just started a new water color and I think I will call it "Dolphins at Play". It is a WIP.

Here are three cheerful dolphins snickering under the sea from a little fish joke. I was painting this water color/color pencil "Dolphin Trio" along with the "Dolphins at Play" today at school and I like how they are turning out. I found that starting out with color pencil and then painting over the art card is a great technique for getting the appearance I want.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Manatee and Mermaid Painting

Manatee and Mermaid

Here is my first post on my brand new Blog! I recently began the mermaid manatee painting, and I love it so far. Although you can not see the sparkles very well, the painting is full of them. There are long strokes of glittering color throughout the piece. The painting is 5.6" x 8.75". I am not yet finished with painting it, but I'm nearly there, so it is a WIP (work in progress).