Butterfly and flowers

Butterfly and flowers

  This has been my “reinvention” month. I implemented a new painting workspace using a small shelf to hold the paint and water in front of the easel. I can now reach paint, water and surface with the brush held in my mouth. Yay! Inspiration: I wanted to reinvent...
crocus in the snow

crocus in the snow

inspiration: I wanted to draw something that said “spring” and the crocus flower made sense. I found a photo of crocuses in the snow. Then I bumped into the art of Joanne Boon Thomas and fell in love with her line and wash technique, which I saw at Arttutorcom. She...
Smiling frog

Smiling frog

inspiration: I started this drawing in January, when I was working with the kind promise “I will live joyfully for no apparent reason.” I searched online for joyful creatures and found this smiling frog. Creation: I had the beginnings of the drawing blocked out before...
Monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies

inspiration: in January 2015, I saw the movie Flight of the Butterflies. In one of my more manic moments, I conceived of a fundraiser for monarchs and MS that would involve artists drawing/painting monarch butterflies, selling the art and sending the proceeds either...
Elephants

Elephants

I’m very happy with this drawing of two elephants. Inspiration: Boyd Varty’s story about Elvis the elephant, as well as a story I remember seeing about two elephant friends reunited after 20 years apart. Creation: this drawing was created in four sessions. Day one – I...