Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Big & Little

This is a cover for a new book that I have written and illustrated.
To be published sometime in 2012.
Thought it would work perfectly for the big and little prompt.

Monday, September 27, 2010

So Near and Yet So Far

A little late, but here's my take on Near and Far.

little big

I did this awhile ago and I guess it could be considered little/big as some of the hats are larger than others.   

Little and Big

With all the Halloween decorations out I was inspired to paint this design for "Little and Big" hope you have a GREAT Halloween......

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Near and Far

Here's my illustration for Near and Far in a Fall theme.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Near and Far

Sometimes the future seems so near yet so far away!

Near and Far

I am so excited to have a piece that fits this week's prompt! This is a portfolio piece that went through many, many versions and color studies. I think I like it now. ;)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day and Night

A sketchy illustration for this concept...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Night & Day

Hello! This is my first contribution to Watercolor Wednesdays. Thanks for letting me join in.  :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day and night

Here is a design I did for "Day and Night." I tweaked it in Photoshop to get the earth tone colors. I think next time I might try to paint it like this rather than doing it in photoshop. :)

Night & Day

An original watercolor & ink pen ACEO (Artist Cards, Editions, Originals) 2.5" x3.5"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day and Night

"They walked all day, and they walked all night."

I envision this piece being used in an elephant story I'm working on. I just love elephants.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Long & Short

original ACEO (Artist Cards, Editions, Originals), 2.5" x 3.5"
ink pen & watercolor; this ACEO and several others can be purchased at my Etsy shop

Original Members

While cleaning up the blog today, I discovered that Watercolor Wednesdays actually began July 9, 2008!! I can’t imagine where I got the idea that it started in August, but we had a wonderful banner last month and many great responses, so no damage done. The following illustrators (in order as they first posted) are the original members of Watercolor Wednesdays (marked with ** in the membership list):

Linda Snider Ward
Krisztina Maros
Linda Sarah
Michelle Henninger
Monica Carnesi
Bella Sabbagh
Roberta Baird
Leeza Hernandez
Lisa M. Griffin
The Enigma
Theresa Bayer
Wendy Martin (Lyon)
Jess (Jessica Stride
Vanessa Brantley Newton
Kristin Seelands
Heather Hamlin
Laura Taylor Mark
Angelic Pursuits (Angela Hawkins)
Mitchowl (Linda Mitchell)
Sarah Ackerley
Courtney Pippen-Mathur

Many on this list are still active, especially our favorite lady Vanessa—thanks!

If I’ve missed anyone, please let me know. I couldn’t find any info on the following original members: Sumegha, Theresa Bayer, Jessica Stride, Kristin Seelands, Amy. The blog addresses or websites that I have for them are no longer in existence. I’ll be sending out an email asking the original members to let us know what they’re up to. Thanks everyone for being a very important part of keeping Watercolor Wednesdays going!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My kids have always towered above their friends. Most of the time they wished they didn't stick out so much, but once in a while being taller has it's advantages.

I keep sketching out my ideas and then never get them painted enough to post. This time I decided to post it even though I can see a lot more I should putz around with. My day job is at a university and we started classes this week. I don't think time is going to get any better for me so I've got to cut my losses and run with what I've got.

I've loved everyone's posts. The night and day prompt should be fun. I guess I'd better get started on it.

Cheers everyone.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Where would I post to be able to get a banner month. So sorry if this is the wrong place.

Night and Day

Here is my take on Night and Day... I love Vanessa's picture it is so cute...

Day and Night

Okay so I got a head start cause I will be missing in action for a bit!
I just wanted to do the prompt before I left. Happy New Year to all.
Happy Rosh Hashanah!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Auntie Bee Bee would have to bend those long legs of hers
so that she could see things from little Paige's view.
That's the long and short of it he he he he!!
This is watercolor and ink on hot press paper
then I put it into photoshop and played with it
some more.
Have a great week everyone.

giraffe pulled...

This one's pretty old but it seems to fit...

Writer Ian Malone and I have been working on our own brand of humour cartoons focused on and around South African wildlife: Opera Savannah.

This particular strip I've always liked because of it's universal physical humour :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Penny Noble

This is a little painting I did for this weeks topic. Dogs come in all shapes and sizes so this is my tribute to their differences. They are enjoying their walk along the beach. The short dog doesn't even have to have his feet touch the ground as the longer dog seems to be pulling him along. I'm sure they enjoy the fresh salt air on their noses and want to chase the gulls flying overhead. What a great way to spend the day!