Friday, November 28, 2008

red riding hood

Here is my take on one of my favorite fairy tales. Painted in gouache.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I got tagged!

I got tagged by the very talented Senta
If you haven't checked her blog out yet, please do so now, she does amazing work and I especially love the way she draws the lovely ladies.

These are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
4. Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that lets them know they've been tagged.

The details about me:
1. My favorite color is purple
2. I still have my childhood teddy bear
3. When I was little I used to want to grow up to be Elvira Mistress of the Dark. (I still love her!)
4. My socks never match
5. My feet are always cold
6. My favorite superhero is Superman (but Batman has the coolest villains).

The people who's work I admire and am tagging:
1. Jeremy Vanhoozer
2. theartofpuro
3. Vanessa Brantley Newton
4. Kate
5. Doug
6. C.B. Canga

Sunday, November 16, 2008


When I was a little girl I used to pretend that I had a pet monkey. Sometimes I still do:)

Friday, November 14, 2008


I painted this little dancer last night. When I scanned it in, there was this weird shadow across the image, that I actually liked so I duplicated the effect with paint to make a subtle background.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I went for the cliche. I have always loved owls and I have never painted one before so I thought now would be as good a time as any. This style is a little different for me. I wanted to paint something without any shading, just flat blocks of color and patterns. (I've been re-reading The Art and Flair of Mary Blair). I'm still experimenting with colored papers and trying to work the paper's color into the design.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More cats

Here is a small painting of my two cats Veronica and Betty. I was experimenting painting in gouache on colored paper. I like it but I need to practice some more.