Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year and New Work In Progress!

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! 
Thanks so much for following along my blog and for all the support and encouragement this past year.

New piece I am working on. I started this a few months back and I just kind of set it off to the side. I was getting frustrated with it. The other day I felt compelled and inspired to finish it. Not sure on the title yet but it will be "Something Winter". Presently working on the eyes and eyebrows.
Medium: Color Pencil
Paper: Stonehenge

Have a safe and great weekend everybody!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and New Work!

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thanks so much for following a long on my blog, for subscribing to my newsletter and FB fan page. Appreciate everyone's support and encouragement so much over the past year.


 "Victorian Rose Maiden" 
Medium: Color pencil, Watercolor pencil and Acrylic

Something a little different from me, the first of my new Victorian series. Inspired by artist Alphonse Mucha and one of Ellen Millions Sketchfest prompts
Original is for sale at my website

Monday, December 6, 2010

Update on Christmas Piece, Sketchfest and New ACEO up for bid

Good morning Everyone!
It was a busy weekend for me, with the sketchfest and a houseful of people and getting ready for Christmas.
We will be taking off this year for the holidays, so I am trying to rush to get everything done this week and next.

I am almost done with my Christmas piece. I know I said that last time, but I haven't had a chance to work on it really, for the past couple of days. Here is a work in progress of it. The title is "The Star of Bethlehem" Done in watercolor, iridescent acrylics and color pencil. I just have the wings to complete and then just a tiny bit left on the background and looking at it now on the computer screen a bit on the hair as well. Hopefully, I get it done today. Reference stock from DA.

I just had to share my sketches from Ellen Million's Sketchfest, from this past Friday and Saturday. I finished my very first sketch to. All in all, it was a blast and I highly recommend it for other artists. Really helps improve your skills as an artist and so many wonderful prompts, you can't help but get inspired.

Whispers of Winter
2.5" x 3.5" (ACEO)
$5 of the sale will be going to the sketchfest

Once Upon A December
Will probably either finish this in pencil or do it in watercolor/acrylics.
When I saw this prompt, I kept thinking of elves at Christmas time and a vision of a story began to pop in my head. Once upon a December day, a elf discovered a magical place, where the snowflakes glistened and were so beautiful to behold. The elf saw a castle ... well anyways the story goes on and I have a little bit more to add to the background. Stock used by deathbycanon over at DA

Well of Tears
Didn't quite get this one done. Will be part of my emotional series.
Reference stock from DA.

Gypsy of Sorrows
Didn't finish this one up either. Might be adding a wolf to the background.

Anyways, I hope you all have a great week!!!
Take Care Everyone!