Monday, February 23, 2009

The Storms: Rain

The first painting in my series of storm goddess is complete!! I contemplated not posting it until they were all done, but I couldn't resist. lol :)

I'm pretty happy with how she turned out. I like the blue tone to it, even though I'd originally thought of it as being more grayish. It just sort of went in a more blue direction. It is funny how things like that can just happen when you paint.

It's Watercolor and white goauche. 9 x 12"

Prints are available on my website.

Detail view below. :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Special Hand-Embellished Print!

Once again, I'm offering a last chance, hand-embellished print of one of my sold out limited edition ACEOs! This time of "Foxy." This print is 5 x 7" and matted! You can view the auction HERE!!


Ready To Paint...

I have all three Storm sketches transferred and now I am ready to start painting them!! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Storms #3: Tornado Sketch

I finished the third sketch for my storms series. Now I can start painting them!! I think there will only be the three, but I can always continue it if I feel inspired later. I like how this one turned!

#1: Rain

#2: Lightning

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wild Vines

This one came together pretty quickly. I really like how it turned out. I knew when I started it that it was going to be green, but I didn't really plan to make it entirely monochromatic. That just sort of happened and I'm really glad that it did. It gives it a sort of soft, dreamy look. :)

Watercolor and a little white goauche. 5 x 7"

Original for Auction HERE!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Sketch!

This is a sketch that I've been working on for the past couple of days. I'm going to paint her next and then maybe get back to doing the third storm sketch so that I can start painting those. I haven't decided on a pose for that one yet.

This one was partially inspired by Laurell K. Hamilton's last Merry Gentry book. There was a scene in it where a vine grew into one of the guys and became a tattoo. I thought that was cool and wanted to paint something with it at some point. At first I was planning on making it a guy fairy, but I started sketching this and ended up using the idea. Oh well. :) I have to paint another male fairy soon. I haven't done that in a while... though I do still have my rat master elf guy to paint. ;) If you remember that sketch from a couple of years ago, I'm still hoping to paint him one of these days!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Storms #2: Lightning Sketch

Here is the next sketch for my storms series. Lightning! I had so many problems with this one!! It gave me such a hard time. I just couldn't seem to get everything to work together. First I couldn't draw her face and then her arm was too long! I almost gave up on it altogether! I finally decided to transfer the parts of the sketch that I did like and begin on a new sheet of paper since the other had so many eraser marks. lol. Well, I finally got something that I can work with out of it. :) I'm pretty happy with it. She has the intensity that I wanted. I may fix a thing or two before I paint it, but I'm going to move on to the next one.

I have to sketch one more and I'm going to start painting them. I thought I'd be more likely to keep up with the series, if I had them all sketched out first. :)

Here's Rain if you haven't seen it: RAIN

Oh, and I almost forgot... I'm having a special offer on both my website and ebay store through February 9th. Buy one print get one free!! Visit either my website or ebay store for details.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New ACEO Auction!

"Coming Storm"

I started this ACEO about a month ago, but I stopped to work on my Valentine's Day painting and a Commission. Now I finally got back to it. It's funny because it only took another day to finish it. :) It's another one of my mini dragon series!

Watercolor and white goauche. 2.5 x 3.5"

EBAY Auction Here!!

Limited Edition prints are available on my website HERE