Sunday, November 20, 2011

On A Painting Marathon and the Bear's Story

I've been on a painting marathon. Some times Awen just hits me and keeps on coming. I was finishing up on the Moon Dance and dug out the most recent bear painting which I started for last years holiday card, and viola I have this years card ready for scanning!

Well I might as well share the Bear's story. It all started with Mama and Baby Bear coming out of their hibernation to celebrate the season.
They crafted a star of pine cones to decorate their tree.

Then they hung out to watch the Northern Lights.

A few years later I met my wonderful husband and we moved into a new house and the bear's tree was brought inside.

Baby Bear grew into Teen Bear and Father Bear made his appearance with the new furry ball of joy.

The Bear family did some trick or treating at the house one year.

Later they did some sledding for the holiday.

The next year they did some other kind of sledding.

That brings us to this year when the bears are reeking havoc at the hanger with the poodles barking away.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Further Progress

Unicorn, On Mushrooms, and Dancing Under The Moon

2 Finished ...

I'm finding Dancing Under the Moon a little more difficult to complete. The small figures are a challenge and conveying the light of the moon isn't coming though. When I took the snapshot of the latest one I got shadows across it and thought "aha, that's it" So we will see, till next time.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Faeries, Unicorns, and Dancing Under the Moon.

I've been commissioned for 3 Faerie paintings. It's been a while since I've done faeries and am excited for the opportunity! Of course we need a unicorn, the moon and stars, oh and some mushrooms to complete the magic.

An older etching of mine that has inspired the sketches

"On Mushrooms"

"Dancing in the Moonlight"

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Raven Fire

My first story illustrations. Raven Fire, written by Cori Bailey. Click on the images to read through the story.

To be Continued...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friends in Blogging.

I am thrilled to be featured on a friends blog. Pray to the Moon, Mama Fauna has been wowing me with her incites and amazing photos. Words escape me as usual. I have been blessed to find a group of people to share my Bardic pursuits with who I believe hear the underlying story of my work. In fact, I have danced the bonfire with them and hope to many more time! Thank You

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Prepairing for Autumn Equinox

I have been designing the advertising poster for Arctic Circle of Anchorage's Autumn Equinox Celebration and thought I'd share my process:
Started with notes and sketch & then Finished sketch

Then contemplated which direction to go with it. For a poster I decided to go with what I call "Illustration style"
I transferred the image to a 2ply cotton paper and added watercolor. I think next time I will just start the sketch on the paper.

The finished Image

The first draft of the poster: