Friday, October 17, 2008

American Butterflies

Today I decided to take a break from landscapes and paint one of my favorite subjects.
These are all common American butterflies that you might see in your yard or garden. The size of this piece is 7.5 x 10 inches.
Elaine (Lanie)

Faun in the Forest ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.

A resident of the Enchanted Forest, this faun is collecting the morning dew to quench his thirst after a night of drunken revelry.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kitty Feather

ACEO in watercolor, ink, and gouache. From my Hat Ladies series.

Bid on this Watercolor!

The Witch ACEO

2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.

Not all witches are ugly old crones....

Fun piece with Halloween in mind.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


4 x 6 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
Perseus was the slayer of the Gorgon, Medusa. He was given a shield by Athena, a sword by Hermes and a helmet of invisibility by Hades. He looked at Medusa's reflection in his shield in order to slay her, as her gaze could turn you into stone.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


4 x 6 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.

Coral daydreams of falling in love, floating in her underwater garden, the coral castle where she and her sisters live in the distance.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Back from Charles Reid workshop

"Charles Reid en Plein Aire" 9x12 watercolor
Last week I attended a workshop with Charles Reid. The first couple days I worked as model for him and his workshop. I painted this on the 3rd day when I was finally able to participate as a student. It was a great experience and I extensively discussed my take on the week in my blog. Please read more if you're interested

Hades ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
Hades was the brother of Zeus and Poseidon, and ruler of the underworld. He ruled over the dead, was feared by men, was seen as unpitying and stern but, at the same time, just.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Little Masterpiece

Another one to add to my series of young painters. This was painted on a 9 x 12 piece of Aquaboard (fka Clayboard Textured). It was my first time trying it and I really like it. It's different because the paint doesn't really soak in and if you have to correct, which I did, the paint lifts off really easily.

Pomegranates in a Row

'Tis the season...for pomegranates! This is 11 x 15 on 300 # Arches. You can see two detail pictures on my blog.