Monday, June 21, 2010

Cloud Study

I took a few minutes today to practice painting clouds.
Frequently we have some beautiful clouds around here ... I need to practice if I'm ever going to be able to capture their formations.
The two images on the left are, from the top left, a pencil value study, bottom left, gray, black and white value study. Middle image is the photo I worked from ... and last is my little watercolor.

For some reason I'm not able to upload the better photo I took. Maybe its for the better.
If you click on the image you can enlarge it........

Friday, June 11, 2010

Something new....

On Saturdays in the summer I can usually be found at the local Farmer's Market selling prints, originals and lots and lots of cards. I had been printing out some shipping labels that stuck to the bags that I put cards and prints in when I sold them. I think I printed something like Thank You and below that my web-site address. I wasn't too happy with them and finally came up with an idea I think I'll be happy with. I had a stamp made with my name/watercolors and web address on it. I love the look of craft paper bags and I think the stamp with my name looks much better than I was using before. What do you think ... do you like the stamp?

I hope by now you've all seen the preview of the book I've been illustrating for such a long time. If not you can see a preview by going to the previous blog entry and clicking on the book widget. This will take you to the preview where you can click through 15 pages of the book. The book can be enlarged by clicking on the "full screen" text in the upper right hand corner.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Annabelle's Wish

                       Annabell's Wish                
           Annabell's Wish        
           By Peter Kirk Todd        
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