August 28, 2009

Unicorn Landscape with Pink Flowers"

“Unicorn Landscape with Pink Flowers”
Original ACEO miniature painting 2½” X 3½”
Watercolor and acrylic paint
Arches hot press watercolor paper
August 2009
SOLD

There is a land out there somewhere that has the most amazing creatures living in it, and if you find this land, sit downwind in a ditch and be very quiet for a long time, then you just might get a glimpse of something very special and unusual.

With this ACEO painting I went for a more “true” miniature”. I thoroughly enjoyed it too. I’ve always loved to paint landscapes and have always loved miniature art too, so this one was a delight for me to do.

August 25, 2009

"Unicorn, Cat & Blue Bird"

“Unicorn, Cat & Blue Bird”
ACEO painting - 2½” X 3½”
Watercolor and colored pencil
Stonehenge 90lb paper
August 2009
SOLD

You just never know what sort of meetings and conversations take place in grass fields way out in the country where no human eyes are there to observe them.

I had a lot of fun with this one. I used my colored pencils for most of it, then added watercolor to smooth out the tones.

August 19, 2009

"Mermaid Grooming Lesson"

“Mermaid Grooming Lesson”
Image size: 5” X 7”
Paper size: 6” X 8”
Acrylic & watercolor paint
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of completion: August 2009
8” X 10” single black matt included with purchase.
SOLD

A mother mermaid resting in a current swirl teaches her young daughter how to comb her hair. I think it might be a little hard to comb the tangles out underwater, so the mermaids must have a special way to do this.

I’ve been doing a lot of cats in the last year or so and I needed a little change from that subject, so I decided to do something with a mermaid. I have some 40+ (I’m not telling) years experience in doing portraits and figures, so the subject of mermaids is interesting to me. I had fun with this one and I might want to try a few more.

August 18, 2009

"Encounter on a Blue Flower"

“Encounter on a Blue Flower”
Tabby Kitten Fairy & Ladybugs
ACEO painting - 2½” X 3½”
Acrylic paint
Strathmore Illustration board
August 2009
SOLD

Short story:
Once upon a time there was a tiny tabby kitten fairy that lived in the garden behind the house. He was very lonely because none of the other kitten fairies would play with him. He had such a large red nose and all of the other kitten fairies had cute little pink noses. He was very lonely and sad until one day while sitting on a blue flower three red ladybugs happened to land on the same flower. They were not repulsed by his red nose at all. In fact they thought he was very beautiful, and invited him to come play with them and be their friend. After that the little tabby kitten fairy was no longer lonely because he had friends. He is seen now happily flying and tumbling among the flowers in the garden with his new friends. The End

August 13, 2009

"Napping on a Pink Cloud"

“Napping on a Pink Cloud”
Gray Kitten Fairy & Mouse Fairy
ACEO painting - 2½” X 3½”
Watercolor and acrylic paint
Strathmore Illustration board
August 2009
SOLD

It occurs to me that fairies being outfitted with wings have the ability to take a nap just about anywhere they want too. So I painted this little gray kitten fairy and his mouse fairy pal taking a little nap on a very comfy pink cloud that just happened to drift by. It looks so inviting to me that I think I’ll find a pink cloud of my own to snuggle up in and drift away for a while.

August 12, 2009

"Calla Lily Kitty Cat Fairy"

“Calla Lily Kitty Cat Fairy”
Image size: 5” X 7”
Paper size: 5 ½” X 7 ½”
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of completion: August 2009
8” X 10” single black matt included with purchase.
SOLD

These Calla Lily flowers have always amazed me. There is something magical about them. I saw my first one in the woods while my husband and I were traveling in upper Minnesota. It took my breath away and I never forgot that flower posed so majestically in the forest.
But I’m thinking if you watch them carefully and for a long time, you might see some visitors to them that will prove just how magical they really are.
I was sent a picture of a beautiful Oriental white cat that was in such an amazing pose that I knew I wanted to do something with this cat pose, but it took awhile for the idea to come to me. I loved the way his tail was positioned and knew that it reminded me of something. Then when I saw another Calla Lily, I realized that it was so reflective of the Calla Lily flower, and the rest was just magic.

August 7, 2009

"Seahorse & Mermice Races"

“Seahorse & Mermice Races”
ACEO painting – size 2½” X 3½”
Acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil
Stonehenge 90lb paper
August 2009
SOLD

From the Coral Reef Times:
It’s time for the annual Coral Reef Thoroughbred Seahorse races. The winner for this year is “Seabiscuit & Marty Mermouse”. Due to Seabiscuit’s champion breeding and his exceptional training along with Marty’s outstanding jockey talents, the pair easily took first place in this year’s event. Mermice have proved to be the best jockeys because they are so small and nimble. They are heading for the winner’s circle now to except their well deserved trophy.

August 5, 2009

"Oriental Cat with Pink Lilac Bush"



"Oriental Cat with Pink Lilac Bush"
Image size: 5"X7"
Paper size: 5¾" X 7¾"
Watercolor, colored pencils and acrylic paint
Stonehenge 90lb paper
August 2009
SOLD

This “Oriental Cat and Pink Lilac Bush” painting is another piece in my series involving cats and flowers. There is something really interesting about the contrasting colors and the combination of the subject matter of a cat with flowers that pleases me. I also liked this cat’s expression caught in the strong light coming from the right of the picture. I was really happy with the way this one came out.

August 3, 2009

"Merkitten and Mermice"

“Merkitten & Mermice”
ACEO 2½” X 3½” – miniature painting
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Strathmore illustration board
August 2009
SOLD

I was thinking that if there are Mermaids then there must be Merkittens, and if there are Merkittens then it stands to reason that there must be Mermice.