Saturday, November 1, 2008

DSDF #9 Alabama Cow

Different Stroke by Different FOlks #8"Sunny Alabama Cow" 8x5 watercolor
I really wanted to paint Karin Jurick's Alabama Cow for her DSDF week 8 challenge but I never found the momentum so watercolor was the quickest. Anyway I'm pleased to have painted this beautiful cow! You know we pass many cows when we drive around some lingering farm areas in Northwest Arkansas but I guess my California eyes have never really had the pleasure of observing how CUTE they look! She actually looks like the cows they portray in Disney cartoons LOL!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The H Quilt Erika Made

The H Quilt Erika Made, Watercolor, 16 x 16

This piece was made in time to participate in Watercolor Wet n Wild's October Challenge, which was to paint a quilt. This quilt was made for me by our very own Erika Nelson, who, unbeknownst to me, worked secretly on it for years and years. She surprised me with it when I came to visit her in Arkansas exactly two years ago. It has graced my bed ever since, a wonderful reminder of our friendship and also that Erika is always full of surprises! Thank you Erika!

The H Quilt Erika Made, Detail

Helios ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
In Greek mythology Helios was the god of the sun, brother of Selene and Eos, Goddesses of the Moon and Dawn. He drove his chariot of the sun across the sky each day and though the sea at night to rise into the sky again the next day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pomegranates in Blue Bowl

16 x 16. Enough painting, time to eat them!

Nativity Scene with St. Francis of Assisi

29 x 21 cm, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
This was a commission piece for Franciscan Friars from Malta. They asked for a nativity scene featuring Saint Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is credited with creating the first 3D recreation of the Nativity using live animals and a manger. I also had to include three knots on the rope/belt he wears, which symbolise the three vows taken by the Franciscan friars, and the marks of the stigmata on his hands.

The Devil In Mr. Jones ACEO

ACEO, Watercolour and gouache, 2008.
There is a little devil in all of us...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sleigh Bell - ACEO

ACEO on Canson 140lbs paper, Winsor & Newton artist's paints.

Did this today, and as I wanted to make a little present... it's already gone.

It's a Wallace Sleigh Bell, an ornament for Christmas trees. I Love this kind of ornaments an own some old and news.