Sunday, August 30, 2020

Capturing Flowers at Summer's End

 Mixed Flowers on Black

I have been slow to post new work this month, but here is one of my newest illustrations as I continue to hang on to what is left of summer. 

The older I get, the more I appreciate flowers and the simple joy they bring. I never tire of illustrating them.

These flowers also bring a bit of flower drama to a coffee mug.

You can find this illustration as well as others on my Fine Art America link.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Summer Reflections

Tranquility - Flowers in Vase

With so many art shows getting cancelled, you would think I would be producing more, but it has been hard to get motivated. Thank goodness Summer still inspires. 

These have been hard times.

Besides finding my prints on Fine Art America, you can also find my illustrations on facial masks.

Also you can find it as a wonderful summer tote!

Click here on this link to check it out:

Thursday, June 25, 2020

D is for Dinosaur

D is for Dinosaur and Disaster

Finally got around to illustrating another letter D.
I think my grandson had a lot to do with it and his love of dinosaurs.
Threw in a couple of dragonflies to connect with the letter D.
Hope to see if this is a hit with the kids.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Y is for Yorkie

Y is for Yorkie

Here is the newest addition to my illustrated letter art collection called Alphabet Soup.

The letter Y is not as easy to illustrate as other letters in the alphabet, but this one was a fun one to do, especially for all you dog lovers out there! 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Updating Older Artwork

T is for Table, Tabby and Tea Kettle

Every once in a while, I look at one of the digital pieces of art that I created with a critical eye and see room for improvements. In the past painters would repaint a composition several times, but with digital illustrations you do not have to start at the beginning. 

As you can see in the original, it was more of a simple design with only the table and table clothe connecting to the letter T.

I though to spice it up a bit with more interest as well as make the cat a tabby and add more objects that connect with the letter T such as tulips and tea kettle. When designing at American Greetings, it was not uncommon to go back into designs and change them. We use to refer to the changes as reworks. 

It seems the art of the rework is still a habit.  

Thursday, May 14, 2020

O is for Ocelot

O is for Ocelot

Started to look at the letter O again, and thought it was time for a new design. Ocelot came to mind, not to mention Oriole. This quarantine is keeping me! 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Wonder Begins Wisdom

Wonder Begins Wisdom

Inspired by a quote from Socrates, this is my latest illustration I created to escape my quarantine blues.

It is also available as a quarantine mask on Fine Art America as you can see below.
And on a cheerier note it is available for prints and as well as other products as well. Check out this pillow!
Again check it out by clicking on this link

Hope my illustrations brighten your day.