Sunday, April 15, 2012

IF - LuLu's Puzzled Predicament

In which LuLu contemplates the beautiful irony of finding herself a top a mountain of roses yet is puzzled by how to get back down again. 
Acrylic on watercolor paper.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

IF - Irene's Intention

In which Irene grows tired of her repressed existence and dyes her hair to match her crimson lips.
Acrylic paint on cold pressed watercolor paper.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Illustration Friday - Twirl

In which Emily twirls her hair into a row on her head in order to get to the business of books.
Watercolor, Pitt artist pen and mixed media.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Illustration Friday - Prepare

In which Miss Honeychurch does her best to prepare to teach arithmetic to her pupils but can only day dream about her weekend in the country. 
This is done with watercolor, Pitt artist pen and gel pen. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Illustration Friday - Grounded

Here is Earth Boy in watercolor and colored pencil.  He is grounded by his connection to the natural world around him. But wheh he wears his cape, his imagination runs wild and he begins to dream about his future when he will be a famous environmentalist and wear antlers through fields when no one is watching. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Illustration Friday - Highlight

Being a mother to my boys (I have three) is a highlight of my life.  I painted this following a full year of holding my oldest boy on my lap in a rocking chair in a hospital room.  At age two, he had been treated for an aggressive pediatric cancer.  It was such a sad and dismal time.  I wanted to paint us in a way that was surrounded by beauty and the freedom of the great outdoors.  This painting, I believe, was done by someone else - though I don't know who.  I saw it in a magazine once and was taken by how much an image could make me feel so much emotion and how it connected to my own personal experience.  This is my version of the painting done in watercolor.