Sunday, November 24, 2013

Angel Update

For my friends who aren't on Facebook and wanted a visual update on my angel painting.

The top photo is the beginning, the middle photo is where I am at this point. I still have a ways to go! Lots and lots of layers and glazings, but she's finally emerging and coming to life.
The last photo shows the lacy texture I'm trying to add to her wings here and there with stencils.

More to come!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Illustration Friday: Tail

Quite sometime ago Portnoy and Biff met at a no-kill animal shelter in the middle of America.
It seems Portnoy was a renegade that escaped a truck headed for the slaughterhouse. Afraid to go back to the farm, Portnoy walked for days until he met a kindly old gentleman who told him all about this shelter. Unable to properly take care of a pig, the old man gave Portnoy a ride to the door and waved a tearful goodbye. The volunteers at the shelter welcomed Portnoy with open arms and hearts. They brought him to his new quarters but on the way there he noticed by Biff, an old-timer stray dog with a twist in his tail just like his!
The shelter worker saw the connection between Portnoy and Biff right away and asked if they'd like to be roommates. Biff's spirits soared by having Portnoy around. They shared stories of life before being rescued and celebrated every day for the strange twist of fate that brought them together.

Two peas in a pod, those two. Old souls embracing a new lease on life.

(This was used for "IF" in 2007 for the word "twist" in 2010 for "rescue"
and now for "Tail" in 2013.
  I thought it was time for another encore!)
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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Illustration Friday: Energy

The forceful energy of the storm bends the trees and grasses, but once the storm has passed they are upright again.

Friday, November 01, 2013

IllustrationFriday: Secret

We all know a Raven wouldn't rather be a Rooster, but cross-dressing is another thing ;)

acrylic and colored pencil on patterned paper.