Sunday, January 25, 2009

Look what arrived!

When I went to Surtex last May, I created these owls as part of a promotional button give-away that we had going on in our booth. They were a big hit as buttons and also attracted the art directors at Design Design. I've been dying to talk about it for six months now but had to wait until the product was released. And so starting this spring, they are now licensed as gift wrap, gift tags, tissue paper and greeting cards!  

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! Glad to be back on my blog again. It's been a busy couple of weeks and I've got lots to share. But for today, I'm posting a painting that I finished last night in my watercolor class with Guy Magallanes. A simple rose, but I worked on Arches 300 lb. paper which made such a difference for me...and I worked larger which also helped. Am starting to feel less afraid to just let the washes do their thing. I really like how this piece turned out and can't thank my teacher enough for guiding me in the right direction. 

If you want to see some fabulous watercolors, you must visit Guy's blog to see what he has been working on for the last three weeks. A truly amazing piece called "Trevi Angels" from a photograph he took in Italy over the summer. He shows the progression of this very large painting and just posted the finished painting today. I'm in such awe of his watercolor skills. Hope some of it rubs off on me!!!