Thursday, October 31, 2013

the lights went out

A Grandpa is telling stories to his grandsons on a stormy night. Scary stories told in the dark.
The winds were gusting fiercely one night and the power was out.I believe I did this illustration for a McGraw-Hill project, but it was a few years ago. This has always been one of my favorites because of the warmth of the family scene.This is a digital illustration, freehand line art and photoshop painting.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

a quick little likeness

Another one of the sketches from my little traveling sketchbook and using my miniature watercolor box. My sister posed for me while resting from our hiking trip. I think I caught a fleeting bit of likeness here and am pleased for the memories of the day.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

another sketch and another ghostly deer

I don't mean to say that these deer are ghosts. I mean to imply by my title the way in which a deer silently appears out of the shadows and then is looking right at you. Also I left the bit of white in my painting to show the sparkle of sunlight.

Friday, October 11, 2013

more sketchbook pages from Colorado mountain days

A herd of deer wandered slowly down to the pond.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

weekend trip

A quick trip to see the Colorado mountain colors this past weekend. We hiked to eleven thousand feet to see the grand views. I sat in the sunshine on a rock and painted in my little sketchbook. I brought my pencils and tiny watercolor box, but forgot a paintbrush. You can see I filled in the trees, sky and brilliant golden aspen colors by improvising with my fingertips and some rainwater. Ah so natural!
Lots of  fresh air and sunshine in the mountains to revive and inspire.