Thursday, February 24, 2011

isabelle's room~ALL DONE!:)


i'm so happy that these are done!!! and, i'm even more excited to ship them off tomorrow to liz so she can hang in them in her baby girl's room:) i am actually pleased with the way these turned out. i love the colors and the concept(s). i hope baby isabelle looks up at them and they make her SMILE:)
liz and i spoke today about doing a piece for her niece miley who LOVES cows! so, i'll be sketching some ideas for that this weekend. super excited for that one as well!:)
BTW~I WILL BE SELLING PRINTS OF THESE IN MY ETSY SHOP NEXT WEEK...STAY TUNED...

Monday, February 21, 2011

isabelle's room~painting #1


all done!!! i meant to post more pics of this painting in progress, but i never got to it:( oh well, next time...
this is one of two paintings for a nursery. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED LINK FOR THE FULL POST COMPLETE WITH PICS OF THE NURSERY AND THE BEDDING http://theenchantedeasel.blogspot.com/2011/02/next-projectisabelles-room.html
i am in the process of painting #2 and will be shipping them out to baby isabelle this coming friday!:)

Monday, February 14, 2011

~happy valentine's day~


just a sweet little sketch/drawing to honor cupid and my favorite day (pathetic, i know). ANYWAY, i am totally crazy about these tinted graphite pencils from derwent
http://www.pencils.co.uk/product.aspx?mid=733
they are just fabulous! i used them for the whole drawing-dry on the branch, leaves and little hearts and wet for the adorable little love birds:)oh, and a touch of ink on the branch as well.
happy hearts day!:)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

jungle love~mommy and baby...ALL FINISHED!:)


i am so happy that this piece is all done for alexis and baby carter! actually i had it done last week, but i needed to add the quote and am waiting on the lovely walnut wood frame i ordered (i thought it would really pick up the brown tones in the giraffes).
it is the first time i based a painting on a quote. see the story here (and an precious pic of little carter and his mommy)http://http://theenchantedeasel.blogspot.com/2011/01/jungle-lovemommy-and-baby.html
for the quote, i printed it out on vellum, painted the back of the vellum with a white acrylic paint...sort of like a cloud effect. then, i spray mounted it down to the painting and put a thin wash of light blue acrylic paint on top of it in certain areas. all i have left to do is mat and frame:)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

next project...isabelle's room!

ok. so i was in the middle of 2 projects already (which are nearing the end), when thursday night i got a custom order off of etsy...and i met a really sweet woman in the process. that has happened to me 2 times through etsy sales in the last 3 years...this being the third. 2 of them have become such wonderful friends...and i'm thinking this one will no doubt turn out the same.
ok...onto the order. the baby's name is isabelle and i have attached photos below of the bedding as well as the nursery (which i have to say looks absolutely GORGEOUS!). i am loving the yellows with the accents of greens and pinks as well as the dark wood of the furniture.
i am so happy that liz has asked me to add some artwork to baby isabelle's room! and i hope this is the start of a wonderful friendship as well!:)



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

just a quick little sketch...


to try to do make the best out of all the ice and snow we have been getting here on the east coast. i, for one, enjoy it...lots! i'm a winter girl all the way!:)
happy skating....:)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

a photographer i am NOT...


but i can do my own matting and framing (yay me!). here are the pieces for the cause for josie www.theebeatgoeson.org. the middle one is the original, which i chose to frame in a lovely pewter frame alnong with a crisp white mat to pick up the tones in the curtains. the 2 on the sides are the prints, which are matted in navy blue to pick up the tones in the sky and then framed nicely in a simple white frame. i am not usually a big fan of colored mats, but i felt the navy was the best choice for the 2 prints, having already chosen a white frame.
1 print goes to josie's family as a gift. the other goes to AI DuPont hospital as a donation from the devenney family (who comissioned me to do these). and....the ORIGINAL is going to be auctioned off in a fundraiser for this wonderful cause!
sorry if the photo doesn't do them justice. never was good with a camera...;)