Monday, March 22, 2010

"Billie The Kid"

(includes custom framing)

"Billie The Kid"
Small Painting Series
4" x 5" original

This is my newest painting in my barnyard series. Who can resist a cute baby goat? Doing these paintings have taken me back to when I was a kid... schlepping around in the barnyard and hanging out with the different animals. In this original pastel painting I wanted to capture the mischievous personality that every goat "kid" playfully displays.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Berry Sweet"

"Berry Sweet"

6" X 9" Pastel

I just finished the commission piece that I have been working on for awhile. This is titled “Berry Sweet”… I can never get enough of these sweet little chickadees. In this painting, I loved the challenge of giving all of the birds their own identity. Each one has a different head tilt which makes them appear to have individual personalities. Aren’t they charming?!?

Maine and Massachusetts have chosen this beautiful bird as their state bird. The Black-Capped Chickadee is sometimes known to eat out of a human's hand. Perhaps they are a little too humanized because they love to eat caterpillars, spiders, beetles, aphids and DOUGHNUTS!!