Friday, December 14, 2012

The Takeover Illustration

This is a much different, brighter palette than I usually go for - but I was really just trying something new. My favorite animal - so I'm ok with this takeover!

The Takeover
8" x 10"

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Another Illustration class over

Sorry I haven't been posting, been a really busy semester. Took another Illustration class this fall and its been fun! This is one of my more favorite pieces from the semester, I guess I was trying out a more playful style.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Summer Sunsets 5 of 6

Lots of clouds in this one
Summer Sunset Series 5 of 6
4" x 7"
Oil on board

Friday, September 21, 2012

Summer Sunset Series

These are actually a bit old now but I finally got around to scanning them. This was day one in a series of quick studies created around sunset every day during the summer. I wanted to see all the different color variations each day and they're each a bit different in their own way. I know I've been slacking with uploading new images, so I'll start by uploading this first one, which is very blue compared to the others. More to come tomorrow.

Summer Sunsets 1 of 10
4" x 7"
Oil on board

Friday, July 27, 2012

Illustration Friday: Carry

This was my first time with experimenting with copic markers and it was a lot of fun! I'll most definatly be using this medium a lot in the future when I don't feel like whipping out the oil paints and getting my hands dirty.

Carry On Bunny
7" x 8"

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Illustration Friday: Suspend

Still a bit rough around the edges, and it was hard to photograph without catching the shine from the wet oil paint. I think I'll go back in later and fix it up to my liking!

I wanted to do something simple and quick for this one since I didn't have much time to work on it this week. I thought of a "human-like" mouse tightrope artist for this topic.

"Mouse Circus"
6" x 7" 
Oil on Board

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Daily Paintings Baby Mini Lop

Done for today! 

"Baby goes on a picnic"
Approximately 5" x 6" 
Oil on Board

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Daily Paintings Storm Clouds

For yesterday's painting I realized that I hadn't done any landscape paintings in a long time, so I think they'll be the subject of a few more of these.

"Storm Clouds"
Day 8 of my new "Daily Painting" series
Approximately 7" x 5" 
Oil on Board

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Daily Paintings Humming Bird

Here's a quick one from early this morning.

"Humming Bird"
approximately 5" x 6"
Oil on board

Friday, July 6, 2012

Illustration Friday: Refresh

Kind of took a break on daily paintings this week to work on my very first submission to Illustration Friday. I've always wanted to participate but always ended up missing the deadline! I hope to make this a weekly thing. This weeks topic was refresh - this little fella surely thinks the summer rain is refreshing!

entitled "Refreshing"
8" x 10"
Oil on Canvas Panel

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Owl Landscape

Just felt like painting feathers today!

"Summer Owl"
Day 6 of my new "Daily Painting" series
Approximately 5" x 7" 
Oil on Board

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Prairie Dog

Saw this little guy at my last visit to the zoo back in winter. There was a sign up that read 'all prairie dogs in hibernation, come back in the spring' - but this little guy was wide awake and curious!
 entitled "Wide Awake" 
Day 5 of my new "Daily Painting" series 
Approximately 20" x 16" Oil on Canvas Panel

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Quick Raccoon Pen and Ink Drawing

I love raccoons and the little way they eat with their hands. Just did this little guy in my sketch book, I ended up liking him so I made him into prints. I really like the spontaneity of the ink pen, and it was nice not having to have to clean up oil paints afterwards! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Daily Paintings Bunny

Here's a quick bunny rabbit mini painting. Seems like I've just been choosing animals for these daily paintings. Gotta start switching it up soon!

Contemplative Bunny Rabbit in a Grass Field
Day 4 of my new "Daily Painting" series
Approximately 5.5" x 6" 
Oil on Board

Friday, June 1, 2012

Daily Paintings: Day 1

I started a new project yesterday. I'm going to do a tiny oil painting every day all summer long, yesterdays theme was ladybug. I'm curious to see how many days in a row I can last with this. This one was about 5" x 6" on board. Now to start tomorrows theme; Fox!

5" x 6"
Oil on Board
Available for purchase

Friday, May 25, 2012

One Drawing a Day

I decided this would be a good place to put some of my more refined doodles from my sketchbook...I usually do about one per day, hence the title! Lately I've been having a lot of fun playing with my new fountain pen. So yeah, I'll probably be posting a lot of those sketches for a while.