Thursday, April 28, 2011

Swap Atc's / April cont.

Another set for the same Swap as previously mentioned. For this group my colours were restricted to ultramarine/pale blue/yellow/red/pale grey.

-Feline I
-Feline II
-Fowl (rooster)
-Flyer (crow)

Swap ATCs / April

These four art cards were created for a Swap on Illustrated Atc's. The challenge was to create them in a limited palette. This group was limited to pale blue/mint green/brown/peach.

I was inspired by grave statues or Mourning Statues, so they all have a bronze like patina. Bronze starts off as a golden or honey brown, but after years of oxidation in the elements it gets a wonderful range of greens and blues.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Get Motivated

I just havent had that feeling, that desire to be truely creative. I wouldnt call it an Artist Block, because I still have lots of ideas, and inspiration. When it comes to actually getting down to it my motivation evaporates.

I have lots of excuses. An above average work shedule, crappy weather, my house is getting a fresh coat of paint, but really I have to be honest because I think the real reason is still the lingering effect of my Grandmothers passing. I have been thinking about it quite a bit and its interesting how these kinds of things can truely change a person. I feel changed. Fundamentally. I dont know how though and in what ways, which is why I just cant bring my self to paint.

Now that all being said I am still really, really enjoying my escapades in my Miniature art cards. I love makeing them. I love being involved in IllustratedATC's and joining themed swaps, and doing custom trades. Its a real joy, and I am very fulfilled by it artistically. Maybe that more than anything is the real reason I havent tackled a canvas in 4 months.

4 months. That doesnt sound like that long of a time when I write it down. It certainly feels much longer. I am always very consious of the timeline of my year. They have been going by so fast lately. I watched Oprah's interview with Shirley Mclean the other week, and Shirley talked about our spiritual sense of SPEED. Of the world moving so fast, and it was so true. Thats exactly how I feel. Its like im standing in an energy wind tunnel and its all moving so fast, and im being swept along with it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Parnassius Titania

A larger artwork, which was sent out as a part of the Secret Bunny Swap mentioned in the previous post.

*Click on the image to magnify.*

"Parnassius Titania"
4x6 inches.
Ink and watercolor, on Arches cold-press paper.

Art Cards for a Secret Bunny

On Iatc's I participated in a Secret Bunny Swap. Basically we all make presents for each other, put together in a marvelous package and mail it to our partner. You can choose to send a Mini, Small or Large package. I did up two small and two mini, for my 4 partners. I will get the same in return from 4 different artists.

Presented here are the artworks I created.


Two koi cards in this partners favorite colour combinations. :)


Two flowers that were this partners favorite.

A Sun Goddes atc.

Athena and her Olive Tree atc.

Both for seperate Bunnies.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Featured Artcard

One of my Klimpt inspired art cards was recently featured in Art Trader Magazine. Its a free online publication, that you can download. Check it out! :)