‘Tis the Season

Wishing you a very happy holiday season filled with peace, love and joy!

I created this illustration just in time for Day 5 of #illo_advent. If you are not familiar with the illustration initiative, it was created by Penny Neville Lee and you can find more information through her twitter feed. https://twitter.com/PennyNevilleLee What a great idea!

WishingYouOwls

Commissions and Coffee

I’m working hard this holiday season to fulfill several commission requests and thinking about how thankful I am for all of your support. This has been such an exciting year. Thank you for following my artistic journey and/or for your patronage!

I hope that you have a holiday season filled with peace, love and joy. However, if you do get overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the season, be sure to do as Sheldon Cooper would and pour yourself a warm beverage. I like a cup of coffee 😉

Peeking Hummingbird

This is an illustration that I created for Colour Collective. If you are not familiar with them, they are a page on twitter that posts one color for the week. Artists can then take that color and incorporate it into a work of art using any media. You are then asked to post the work by Friday with the hashtag #colour collective This color was “timber wolf” gray. Its a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Check them out! https://twitter.com/Clr_Collective

NorahHummingbird

Student Work From Watercolor 1

The semester ended on a good note with successful final projects from all of my students, painting and photography. I thought that I would share some finished work from my Watercolor 1 course. The final project was to create a portrait/bust of someone expressing a mood through expression, color contrast, lighting and brush work. The night of the final critique, I forgot my camera (of course). A student was nice enough to let me borrow her camera. Some of the details are not as clear as I hoped but you can still see the work and mood intended.

Final critique of student work.
Final critique of student work.
Ashley Colston, Self-Portrait as a little girl
Ashley Colston, Self-Portrait as a little girl
Ben's Portrait of his Fiancé
Ben Winan’s Portrait of his Fiancé
April Painter's Portrait of her Mother.
April Painter’s Portrait of her Mother.
Bob Donovan, Self-Portrait
Bob Donovan, Self-Portrait
Corrin Brewer, Portrait of her  Sister
Corrin Brewer, Portrait of her Sister
Lauren Daugherty, Self-Portrait as an angry woman
Lauren Daugherty, Self-Portrait as an angry woman