Monday, August 25, 2008

Cat in Pen & Ink~ Finished

The Pen & Ink cat portrait is finished. Hope you enjoyed the WIP.
Will hopefully be starting on my new piece in a few days. Until then, please check out the various links on my Blog.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cat in Pen & Ink~7

Have been working on finishing the fur at the front of her chest and just starting the Arm on the Sofa. Would say about a day away from being finished.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What is Abstract?

Normally Abstract is not my "cup of tea" but so many people seem to be interested in it. So I decided to dip my little toe in and see what I could create. I stayed with what I love, "nature" and procceded to play.

Here I changed the values of the water Iris' giving it a cool and simple feel. Keeping the reflection in the water intact.
A flower gone to the wild side.
Another one I played with and changed the values on. It was a sunset in its earlier life.
This one reminds me of Saturn and the big storms that move across its face.
The Metalic pond.. worked with this one for awhile to get the effect you see here.
And a really fun one... never would know in its past was a red rose.

Cat in Pen & Ink~6

I have darken the back of the sofa just a touch, to add a little depth to it. Have started working on her ruff and upper part of both of her front legs.
Still have the sofa arm to do on the right, to which I will just start off the lightest value I can at first.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cat in Pen & Ink~5

Finally was able to work on the Cat this morning. Starting to come along now.
Using loose open pen strokes to keep the cat fur looking as real as possible.
For the Sofa I am using cross hatching.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Stunning Sunsets

Here is a collection of photographs featuring Sunsets from one Evening. Can see the difference as the Sun lowers in the sky and the play of color on the clouds.

Bright yellow rays.
Looks like a watercolor, not something Mother Nature can produce.
If you look closely, you will see both light rays of Sun..and dark bands of shadow, one being very wide and in the right half of the photo.
Almost like an Aurora coming from the golden yellow clouds.
If you look at this one upside down.. looks like you are on a space craft looking down on the Earth!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Love Stories about Cats?

Then please take a look at, "Thumper thinks out loud" Cat stories. She is a funny lady and her blog has been a joy to read.
You can see the books she has for sale here.
and her Blog

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Hardback & Paperback books~

Paperback version
By Shari Nees

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cat in Pen & Ink~4

Darkened up the stripes and adding a bit more definition.
Filling in, working on the ears and the sofa she is sitting on.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cat in Pen & Ink~3

Normally I wait and collect a number of picture before I post... just not this time. Here is more done on the Cat portrait. Did a little graphite around the right side of the Cats face,,so I can see where I placed the whiskers.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cat in Pen & Ink~2

A Bit more ink to the Cat. Have also decied to keep this just blk and white.

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Want to know what is happening around the Art world?
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New Red Bubble Store

You are invited to come visit my new Online Store at Red Bubble. This store is a bit more stream lined and more elegant in its format.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Looking for high quality prints?

Look no farther than Image Kind. They offer prints on top quality paper or canvas and lots of different color mats and frame styles.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

2009 Icelandic horse Calendar is For Sale!

Please check out my new Icelandic horse Calendar for 2009!

In association with

Friday, August 1, 2008

Unique and Elegant Stamps!

If you are looking for that special gift, please look no farther than my unique stamps and cards. From Icelandic and miniature horses, to motorcycles, Cats and Flowers, please take a look, to see what you might like and enjoy!

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Tolt in Motion~ Is Finished

The Watercolor painting, "Tolt in Motion", is finally finished and properly scanned in. Will be offered for sale at these online stores, Red Bubble, Image Kind and Cafe Press.
Will also be offering signed prints, so please email for information about those.

Tolt in Motion~5

Continued working on the trees and started with the rest of the fence, bit of work on the Icelandic's tail.
Finished the fence, did more work on the trees, the dirt, Icelandic's tail and some shading to the horses body. Thought I was nearly done but I see a couple of things after I took this photo, that I want to work on. Mainly the tree's and the horse's face. Also want to make sure I do not over work the painting.
Tip: If you want to work faster and need the watercolor layer you had just put on to dry quickly, you can use a blow drier on low or air and wave it quickly back and forth over your painting, making sure the paper does not get too hot.