Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What now?

I can remember being a bit overdressed for the winter weather!
acrylic on heavy bristol board

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Question about copyright

Hello fellow WAWEs,
Some of you might be able to answer a question I've got.  I want to show on my blog some images from an old picture book (1963) illustrated by William Stobbs.  It's a fabulous book and there are no images from it anywhere on the web - I think it's been forgotten.  The publishers are no longer publishing anything, but were acquired by another company.  I wrote to them asking for permission, but I'm just wondering, is this necessary if I'm planning to acknowledge the artist and publisher?  I read somewhere that it's OK to publish images from a book if you are promoting or reviewing it, but I'm not sure.  Any advice would be welcome.

This is a picture I did recently for the Tomi de Paola award (I didn't win, damn!) which shows Heidi seeing snow on the Alps for the first time - I thought that fit the theme OK!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snowy savannah

Winter's come early to the veld this year and the little ones are discovering snow for the first time.
Snow in the savannah would be a strange thing indeed but some things never change...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Young Bunnies on the Ice

A little illustration I just finished, inspired by today's snowy Ohio weather!

Young Bunnies on the Ice

Just a little watercolor I painted today, inspired by our Ohio snowstorm!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowy deer

Well it's the middle of summer here in Australia, but I did this illustration on returning from America, where it was lovely to have a wintry Christmas (although no snow where we were, unlike the rest of the country)

Happy new year! May 2011 be a year of fun, laughter, and creativity for all of us.

Amy's First Snow

Amy Louise was shocked and amazed at fluffy fun falling from the sky.
he he he he! Happy New Year Everyone.

Rumbles in the Sky Western Watercolor by Debbie Flood

This is my latest Watercolor painting, Rumbles in the sky. This painting is 22 x 29 inches on 300lb Arches Watercolor Paper. $2,500.00 Inquiries to purchase may come to my email, Thank you.
This painting went relatively easy, to my surprise. I have never painted this large in watercolor before. But given the subject matter and what I wanted to say in the painting, it needed to be painted large. I photographed the subject at a Barrel Racing event. It was mid morning and the morning light was illuminating her braid, hat and the horse, bouncing light around on the white markings of the Paint Horse. In order to show these elements, it just had to be a large image.

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Thank you and have a creative day!
~Debbie Flood

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year!

Howdy y'all!
I hope everyone's festive season was outstanding, that your batteries were re-charged and your pencils well sharpened for this brand new year.

Here's my first contribution for 2011…
…and some more here

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Trying New Things in 2011!

This is my first acrylic painting.
Working with acrylic is just one way to stretch myself in 2011.
Can't wait to get started on January's creative prompts!