Tuesday, July 20, 2010

From my sketchbook

Now that I have a baby I have a lot less time or doing my own personal work. His nap times are spent getting my paid illustration work done. I try to squeeze personal paintings into the little cracks of time when he is playing happily by himself or with my husband. This has unfortunately resulted in many ruined paintbrushes when he suddenly starts crying just after I've mixed the perfect color and I leave it on my brush thinking I'll be back before it dries. I should know better. As a result I've been doing many more pen and ink drawings. They are quick, portable and the only clean up required is putting the cap back on the pen. I've been doing a little series of odd creatures. I've always loved drawing animals and no one can deny my affinity for the odd and the quirky. I thought I'd share the spring hare and naked mole rat I have finished. Enjoy!Share

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Coffee Cups

I found a great deal on some small canvases. I thought I'd try something a little different than I normally do. I decided to make some simple brightly colored images. I used three of the 6 3x3 canvases I bought to make a little set of coffee cups. They will be available for sale when I move into my studio space. I think the bright colors will be great to attract attention if I hang them in the window.