Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Animal Wednesday: Leap Year!

I thought I'd pull out my only frog illustration for February 29th.
Happy Birthday to all the Leap Year babies out there!

(acrylic paint, colored pencil on Canson pastel paper)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Illustration Friday: Capable

Ravens are so smart, they even know how to use tools.

But you knew that, right?

Just a quick illustration before heading off to work.
Acrylic paint and colored pencil on patterned paper.

Hi everyone!! I miss you all!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Illustration Friday: Popularity

While some would do anything to win a popularity contest, others would rather blend into the background.
Ravens don't bother with such choices.
I guess this one didn't get the memo!

This was an exercise (mostly in frustration) to get my drawing/painting hand loosened up from it's rustyness of late.
I just let it take me wherever and just had fun.
Watercolor, botanical rub ons, gel pens, colored pencils and ink. 

Happy weekend!


Thursday, February 09, 2012

Animal Wednesday: Black is beautiful

Here are a few paintings of black animals I have done over the years.
I know Mim recognizes one of them :)

Happy Animal Wednesday!!

I have a 3 day weekend after today. Woooo-hooooo!!


Thursday, February 02, 2012

Six More Weeks

I guess Punskutawney Phil, the most infamous groundhog of all has seen his shadow today indicating we'll be having six more weeks of winter.

Here in Rhode Island and other parts of New England our Winter has felt more like Spring, so I say bring it on!!!

Happy Groundhog Day!

(This little groundhog painted by me now lives in Holland with Felix!)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Animal Wednesday: Peek a boo!!

hee hee :)

A new valentine card available on Etsy.

The original owl painting lives with KJ and JB and they named him "Pinky."

And did you know there's such a thing as Lolo wolves?
I was going to do a post about them but it was too sad. Alaska and Idaho are culling them out by helicopters and small planes. I understand the need for "thinning the herd" in nature, but why can't it be done humanely?

So, instead I give you a cute, smitten owl!

Happy Animal Wednesday!
See you soon!