Friday, December 31, 2010

Artist's Choice - Stephanie Ruble

My choice this week was to do a painting of a football playing moose that I had sketched a couple of years ago (and had always wanted to do something with).

Happy New Year!

Artist choice

Wishing you a colorful year full of Health, Happiness and Success!
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Artist's Choice

I guess this one is one of my favs for 2010.  I love doing trees and branches so it was fun to do so many in a different way.    I am so looking forward to the New Year and starting some new projects.  

Final piece of 2010.

Going to be painted soon. Unfortunately not in 2010. Drawing up thank you cards for New Years has taken up most of my time. I'll make sure I post it soon on my blog. Hope everyone had fun during the holidays! See you all in the new year!
chris harrington

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Artist's Choice

Update: 12/26/10 Added cow and sheep for variety of shape and textures.

This week's assignment is the perfect opportunity to get some critiques on this landscape. Do you see any "awkward" parts? Is there a better way to arrange these hills? Your input will be very much appreciated. Thanks. *****

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

All I Want For Christmas....

Merry Christmas, everyone at WaWe!!
Sorry I haven't visited for a little while - just been a bit snowed under (although not literally - unlike our UK members).
I hope you all have a great festive season, and look forward to catching you in 2011.

Winter Activities

Here is my submission for "Winter Activities". I have really been enjoying seeing everyone's creations and over the last year I have learned a lot about watercolors. I have also started a new blog and I have new goals which includes posting more often to Watercolor Wednesdays. I am looking forward to experiencing another year you awesome creative types!!!!

Winter / Christmas

The IF theme was "Mail" and I love to combine the themes with holidays. And it fits here to! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!  ~Kathy

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Activities

I design a Christmas card every year for a friend of mine, and this is the one for this year! We spend or winters this way..well's raining right now!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Activities - Stephanie Ruble

I painted this image at the beginning of the month for the Winter Activities prompt. Then I got an email from Illustration Friday with the prompt for this week, Phenomenon, which I thought also worked for this painting. It would be a big phenomenon if penguins started to ice skate! Maybe they’d even start a penguin Olympics! Okay, probably not. Here’s my penguin skating with his birdie friends:

Winter Wildlife

So for this theme I thought my bird was the perfect choice. She is a tropical bird but I adopted her in December for my birthday. I just remember her being alone in a cage at the back of the room during a snowy day. Best pet ever.

Question: How to make a banner

Hello All,

What size should my watercolor painting be if I am using it for my blog banner?

Thanks in advance!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

winter wildlife

Sorry to be out of the loop lately but i have been ill for the last few weeks.  Blah.   Finally feeling a little better.     I did this design last winter.  It was done in watercolor and I added the border and type in photoshop.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter Wildlife

A greeting card illustration I painted a while back.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Wildlife

An 'ice' way to enjoy to holidays - chirp, chirp!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Wildlife - Stephanie Ruble

I was thinking about a girl starting to make a snowman when I wondered what would happen if a baby polar bear crossed her path.

I'd like to think they might be friends, that is if the mama bear or the girl's mother are not around.

Winter Wildlife

"You can do it, Melvin!  Stand up to those big ole Meanies!"  Melvin heard Mama's voice in his head.  This time he would stand up to Thomas and Bart!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter Wildlife

I'm not sure this is the kind of "Winter Wildlife" you were talking about!

Season's Greetings!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snowwomen demand equal time!

Sadie wants you to see her Holiday Dance...Lets all join in!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Skating with my Bunny

Nothing like a nice day out with the bunny.
Watercolor and Photoshop.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December challenges and banner

I thought I'd post the challenges and the banner in case anyone wants to start painting before they have a chance to update the site.

December Challenges
1-7: Snowmen (traditional or unusual)
8-14: Winter Wildlife
15-21: Winter Activities
22-31: Artist's Choice To End The Year

The December banner (which inspired the first challenge) of snowmen made out of sand. It's snowing at the beach, which is hard to see in the small version, but will hopefully show up when the banner is live: