I have a cool little store that peddles my wares. You might enjoy checking out what I have for Halloween and more! Thanks! Hope you’ll share and talk it up if you like it!
I hope you’ll click on the images and take a look at the soft, sweet things available for little ones at my Zazzle.com store. I’d appreciate if you could share, if you like these things! Thanks for looking, and for helping a working artist maybe make some Christmas money!🙂
This is a WIP I’m creating with Corel Painter. I’m about halfway finished and I thought you guys might enjoy having a look!
Hello, Art Fans! I’ve been thinking of all of you while I’ve been working this week! My town’s largest museum is having an open call for paintings, with a deadline at the end of this month, so I’ve been working hard, I promise!
Today I thought I’d share with you a recent Corel Painter project. If you’ve been reading much of my blog, you know that Painter is one of my favorite ways to work. I chose it for these pictures because I know I can match the colors perfectly between pieces, scoot things around for the best composition, and get a wonderful chalk pastel effect without any mess at all. I have a beautiful collection of real pastels in a fancy cabinet, and I have yet to try them. I think I’ll have the confidence, soon!
This is a set that I am creating, illustrating some of my favorite childhood nursery rhymes. I still know Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat” by heart. I have a lovely collection of old nursery rhyme books. I love poems and rhymes and I’ve found they are a natural ice-breaker with children. It’s a shame that sharing these old rhymes is dying away. All it takes is one generation of parents who don’t bother reading to their children to break a worthy ancient thread.
So these will be from my favorites. The second one is a WIP, “The Cat and the Fiddle”. When it is finished, print sets will be soon available. Next I hope to do “Wynken, Blinken and Nod”, and then perhaps “The Land of Counterpane”.
I hope you enjoy this quick peek into my studio. Do you have a favorite nursery rhyme? Do you have the good fortune to be sharing it with a little person in your life? I’d love to hear about it. I look forward to our next visit!
Just wanted to quickly post a painting I just finished of my daughter-in-law’s pup, Penelope. Fun to do! Now I’m back to work on my rooster, that I can’t yet show you!