Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just for fun...

I drew this out last night, and painted it today.
What can I say? Sometimes it's fun to interpret on paper the jolly times children have in play. We may only see a clothes basket and some string, but really it's an adventure on the high seas!

At Sea, 9 x 12", Ink and Watercolour

Friday, December 24, 2010

"The flour was sort-of measured... egg (or three) thrown in..."
I've been working on the boring and tedious aspects of my little book: formatting in preparation for printing. This is all new territory for me, and it gets a little overwhelming at times. I'm not a big fan of computer work!
However, there are delicious smells coming from the kitchen, and I've heard rumors of a cream-pie contest. It's going to be a very white Christmas; the snow has been falling all day, and my dad is out on his tractor clearing the driveway. And I'm looking forward to seeing most of my family this weekend!

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Wind

December Wind, 5 x 7" watercolour painting

For the better part of this week I've been bent over my work, adding color to my illustrations, working on a few small watercolours, trying to get as much work done as possible during the short daylight hours.
I really don't like this lack of sunshine. Or the cold! But Winter does have a beauty all its own.
Most of the Midwest is digging out from a blizzard, and the wind is still blowing-- hard!
I'm thankful I don't have to be out in it, but I'm glad I can look out at it. In awe.

"He brings the wind out of His treasuries..."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Little Dinosaur

Finished up a little ink and watercolour illustration I started during my visit with my sister's family earlier this year.
My niece loves dinosaurs.
She also likes to blow bubbles in milk when her mum's not looking.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Let the Coloring Begin!

Yesterday I began the process of painting in the illustrations for my book. Trying to be organized, and avoid silly mistakes and inconsistencies, I spread all of the drawings out and picked one thing at a time to paint.Binksie gets to be painted first. This gives a pretty good idea of how it will look, though more color and detail will be added as the painting progresses.
Now if I can just stay in the lines...