Saturday, May 17, 2008

Monet Wannabe

I went plein air painting with some friends on Thursday but I am more interested in painting them than the landscape. This is a quick watercolor of my friend, Peter Yesis. We only had about 30-45 min after lunch so we had to paint quickly. You can see Peter's blog post along with his completed painting here.

"Monet Wannabe"

7 x 5 watercolor on 300 lb. Lanaquarelle

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mr. Tumnus ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2008.
A portrait of Mr. Tumnus, the faun from C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe".

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Enchantress

4 x 6 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2008
An Enchantress and her bewitched victim.

My Backyard

(c) M Pruitt 2008

I love living in the Northwest. I love the green. I love the rain. I love the trees and the hills and the great volcanic mountains! When a group on Etsy named VAST - Visual Arts Team had a May challenge of creating something in the theme of "My Backyard" I thought about painting the deer standing among trees and ivy - or with a piece of one of my roses in it's mouth.

But then... the more I thought, the more I realized that my backyard is bigger than just my "property". My backyard is The Columbia Gorge... and all it's beauty. I live less than a mile away from The Columbia River and a Lewis and Clark campsite!

So here's my painting cropped to an 8"x10", representing my backyard titled "The Great Northwest"

Monday, May 12, 2008

Julius Caesar ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2008

An ACEO of Julius Caesar, the Roman politician, general and dictator whose assassination brought about an end to the Roman Republic.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Is this all I get? fanstasy watercolors...

"So Many Stars Up in the Sky, Which One is Mine?" OSWOA / 4x6 inches

This mermaid asks, "Where's mine?" Yes, Mark knows I say the last one often, especially when it comes to home-cooked meals ;)

Listed on Ebay because they said they were having a listing sale but for some reason I'm being charged regular price - wtg! Bid here