Thursday, May 26, 2016

Foxy - new Modern Animals design

The fox is a popular animal lately, so I wanted to tackle a design for my Modern Animals series.  Just because I want a design done, doesn't mean it will turn out well, but I really like how this guy turned out.  The coloring was the tricky part, and making his features look delicate, but I love him.  His black ears are my favorite thing about him.

Monday, December 07, 2015

New - "Modern Animals" series

"American Bison"
"Brown Bear"

"Pronghorn Antelope"

"White-tail Deer"

"Mountain Goat"

 Introducing my new art prints, designed for kids and adults, of North American animals.  These were all done after studying and analyzing each animal for their unique attributes and translating them into simple shapes.  Each was first drawn by hand, then colored digitally.  I am a big fan of the streamlined look of Mid Century Modern style and designed these prints with that idea in mind.  The subtle canvas texture of each print lends a painterly look to each animal.  I hope you like them!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Progress is slow, but it's still progress!

"Beargrass" - original painting

"Bluebells" - original painting

"Bluebells" - in progress
So I've been working on a series of paintings of Rocky Mountain wildflowers.  Ideally, these would have been done for the rush of summer tourists this year, but I have two (and a half) paintings completed, so that wasn't enough to release them for sale just yet.  But hey, winter will be here in no time and it'll give me something to do while the wind howls outside my windows.  Painting is my true joy, but for some reason I do so little of it.  Early New Year's goal:  paint more.  Okay, done.  Here's the two I have completed, and a few "in progress" shots.  Hope you like them!  

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

My Society6 shop is up and running!

I am slowly getting my art prints uploaded to my Society6 store, where they make nifty items such as pillows, shower curtains, iPhone cases, and even duvet covers!  Let me tell you, it's addicting to see so many products available with just a few clicks of the mouse.  I love the fun previews of the products, it gives me that "instant gratification" kind feeling.  Pop on over to my shop to see other items available:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

New Vintage Camper series - Sneak peek!

There's just something about these vintage campers.  

I inherited a big collection of old black and white photographs from a family friend who not only took them, but developed them by hand in a darkroom in her basement.  When she was young, she and her husband rode horses and camped all over California and Montana.  One of the photographs she took was the bottom image, of the old car with the camper in tow.  I had the photograph enlarged and hung it above my desk, because it amuses me every time I see it.  This photo inspired me to do a new series of vintage camper drawings, but it's taken almost two years to accomplish.  These old campers, with their awesome colors and mid century modern style have me completely hooked, especially the Shasta Airflyte with its awesome "wings".  How cool are they?  Answer, really cool.  

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Elk and Feathers"

A new pen and ink drawing I've been working on for the past few days.  

Growing up in Montana, I've always loved seeing Elk in person.  I decided to put this drawing over a bright striped background.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Cards - 2013

Here are two new designs for the Christmas season.  The Moose is from my pencil drawing series, which is a follow up to the pencil drawings of the owls/birds I did earlier this year.  I did a watercolor series of the Birds of North America a few years ago and have been mulling over how to draw the larger animals of North America in a way that doesn't seem too traditional in style, yet relatable and not abstract.  I'm also planning on doing an Antelope, Elk, Deer, and Hedgehog.  Having spent some time in the woods over the summer, I felt reconnected to all that dwells in the woods. 

Monday, April 29, 2013