Friday, March 31, 2017

Review and Update: G is for Goose and Grasshopper

G is for Goose and Grasshopper

It must be the spring cleaning urge...the urge to not only to clean, but re-arrange the furniture, paint a room, change and shake up the decor a bit...only I have been doing this to my artwork as well. 

Home decor has been featuring many hues of gray. When reviewing the original below, I though gray would be good for an update. By adding some more flowers as well as adding soft pastels, it gives my illustration a whole new look. 

I am always curious as to how these changes will be received. 
Your comments are welcome!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Update and Improve

A is for Airedale

Years ago, A is for Airedale was my first illustration for the letter A as it is seen below.

It has been a good seller, but I thought to spice it up with another A word adding an argyle pattern to the background which I thought would give it a little bit of freshness.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Letter K!

K is for Kayak and Kittiwake

The letter K is not easy letter shape that lends itself as an idea for an illustration. But then I thought of Kayak with its oars, and a newly illustrated K became a reality.

I  discovered, to my welcomed surprise, that there is a seabird that looks much like a gull called a Kittiwake that would be a nice addition to creating this illustration. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Where Flowers Bloom

Where Flowers Bloom

Winter is having its last hurrah during this month of March. So tired of gray skies and snow. 
But this is what March does. It bounces back and forth between Winter and Spring. 

So while looking in my sketch book where I also jot a few quotes, I came across this notation about hope. The sketch finally became the illustration you see here.

My hope is that Winter does not linger after Spring officially debuts on the 20th of this month.
It will be nice to see flowers bloom again.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A is for Arbor and Apples

A is for Arbor and Apples

It must be the onset of Spring and the urge for spring cleaning.

While reviewing pieces for upcoming shows this spring, I took a second look at A is for Arbor as shown below.

I have sold only one of these prints. 

Again, it became a target for a redo. You can still find this one on my site on Fine Art America.
Still I decided to come up with an alternative as shown adding apples to tie into the letter A.

Comments are welcome. Let me know what you think.

Friday, March 3, 2017

G is for Giraffe

G is for Giraffe

G is for Giraffe is the newest addition to my collection of illustrated letters that I have created. 

For a couple of years, while doing art festivals, I have listened to people who are looking for a giraffe. They are still quite popular! 

I finally came up with one that I liked that will also read as the letter G. 
Let me know what you think.