Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mouse with a basket

I'm a very methodical person. As I'm working on children's book illustrations now and still has not decided on technique for it I have bought samples of several different papers and am playing with them.

This was 2-ply Vellum paper. Pencils go on it very smoothly but texture of paper still can be seen. It is something silicon-ish for me in this paper.

The costume was inspired by lovely children from Kate Greenaway's books.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hand painted rock. Orange guinea pig

This little guy is also a prize for a guinea pigs show. He has the cutest red eyes I ever painted.

One more with the close-up of his face:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Painted rock. Calico cat.

It was painted a year ago for a man who wanted to give little cat and bunny stones to some women he knows for Christmas. The Calico Cat is my favorite. So I brought her to a photo session . A tiny wicker chair and a little pillow made a perfect entourage.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hand painted rock. Silkie guinea pig.

I painted a bunch of guinea pigs for some cavy show prizes. I would love to have such a prize myself!
Though an old piggy we own is not of show quality but we just love him.
This one painted is Silkie or Shelty guinea pig. They have long beautiful hair.
More pictures of the stone:

Hand painted rock. Silkie guinea pig.

Hand painted rock. Silkie guinea pig.

Hand painted rock. Silkie guinea pig.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Painted vinyl record. A Raven Combing a Wind

I've repeated one of my older pictures on a vinyl disc.
The Raven flies through the tangled winds leaving them combed behind.
Love the idea - it gives me the soothing feeling.
That record is in the Rome gallery also.