Saturday, February 14, 2009

Chase - Dog Portrait

Quite by accident, I seem to have fallen into dog commissions in the last couple of months. This is number 3. Though I'm not really a dog person, I have enjoyed painting them.

This measures 14 x 18. Watercolor on Arches cold press.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine EBSQ Art of The Day is Mariotto!

"Il Bacio a tribute to F. Hayez" 4x6 watercolor
It's Valentine's Day and EBSQ's art of the day is Loredana Mariotto's rendition of "Il Bacio a tribute to F. Hayez" !

Congratulations to our dear Lore!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Laughing Dolls

5.5 x 7.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2009.

The theme for the challenge in the WNW watercolour group this month is "still life". So I decided to paint some of the dolls I have knocking around, something I've been meaning to do for a while. The baby doll was one I found when out walking the dog, many years ago - she has no arms or legs and her eyes are a bit wonky, so that endeared her to me. The middle one is a "Jem" doll - bought for me by a friend back in the 80's, she was a "Pop Star" doll - her ear-rings light up and flash. The final one is something I found when clearing my Nan's house after she passed away. It was going to be thrown out so I saved it, hideous though it is. It looks sort of Chinese, but where it came from and why is a mystery. They all look so happy and jolly, like they are sharing a joke!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Fuchsia: Fancy Frills

SFA - small format art
"Fuchsia - Fancy Frills"

by Jillian Crider
on heavy archival watercolor paper.

image size 5.5" x 6"

The painting is extended onto the mat. The mat is
part of the painting.

matted size 11" x 11.5"

"This artwork is from 1993 when I created a series of fuchsia paintings for a calendar (never published), and subsequently for an exhibition.
This painting remains from that time, it was never sold, just packed away.
Personally I love this work, I love fuchsias, and this is just too lovely to be stored away and not seen.
Fuchsias are such 'happy' plants - so colorful and festive, and, in turn, this painting is a 'feel good' painting.
I'm hoping someone will give it a good home. Thank you."

Thanks for looking.


The Romanov Children

8 x 10 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2009.

The finished painting of the Romanov children. You can see the study here.