Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Every year I try to do quick watercolor sketches of my little boarding kennel dogs and cats on postcards and send to the owners at Christmas time.
I decided that this year I would get a head start on them as I will probably have about 50 to do this year.
This cute little guy is BJ, a face washing machine. When he finished with your face, he delights in giving love nibbles on your nose and chin.

Bull Elk

I feel very fortunate to have the use of a photographers fabulous wildlife photos as reference for my paintings, so I offered to paint one of her favorite photos for her.
This photo was taken in Colorado of a spectacular Bull Elk.The photographers name is Linda Schrag. Thank you so much Linda!

This is a watercolor painting of some of my hollyhocks. I think this flower has to be one of my absolute favorites. I used Twinrocker watercolor paper which I love for the brightness and true color. There is no color shift using this paper.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

Doris Glovier has awarded this blog the Arte y Pico award. Thank you Doris! Arte y Pico is a blog from Uruguay created by Ana, who created this award. According to Doris' blog, Arte y Pico means the best art... over the top. I am honored to be a recipient. The rules state that it is now my honor to nominate five deserving blogs. They are as follows:
Art by Cecilia Price
Art by Jane James and Fran Van Allen
Art by Dabs
Art by Chingiz
Rodrigo watercolors

1) If you choose to accept this award, you have to pick 5 blogs that you copnsider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contrubuites to the blogger community, no matter of language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award-winning, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given him or her the award.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) To show these rules.