Friday, September 28, 2007

Illustration Friday: the blues

My submission for Illustration Friday's "the blues" is a dimensional painting called "Gated Love". I did a few dimensional pieces using the blue on blue with the trees. You may recall my posting this painting "Enchanted Forest". Blue is my favourite colour.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Illustration Friday: juggle

My submission for Illustration Friday's "juggle" is a bit of a stretch as I haven't had a job yet requiring the use of the word juggle or a juggler. However just being alive is a juggling act and I usually am juggling several jobs at once as well as fun things I want to paint or sculpt or draw. The painting in the foreground is one of my signature "Houscapes" and I am painting in all the details, plants etc. I work on Houscapes Monday through Friday. At night I work on drawings, plans and research for Landmark buildings and unusual buildings that I plan on painting. On the weekends I do fun 1-2 day paintings like the 3 coffee-pot shaped buildings I did for Monday Artday Atc's. When I am on a deadline it truly is a juggling act to make it come together.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Illustration Friday: wedding

My submission for Illustration Friday's "wedding" is from a little painting I made for my friend Kathy and her husband Dean called "Tiers of Joy". She wanted a non-traditional invitation for her guests. I have done many pieces of art for wedding invites and I always enjoy making them because it takes a zany kind of person to hire me for something as formal as a wedding invitation. They also used the art for their program and I did a champagne label too. A few years later I reused this idea in my HomeMade calendar for the month of June 2003. I made it lighter and brighter as it was a more commercial product and titled it "Home baked".

Friday, September 07, 2007

Illustration Friday: momentum

my submission for Illustration Friday's "momentum" is from one of my Marisol cards that is for a guilt-free day of sports viewing for all of you armchair warriors. Watch out for the puck!