When you have felt bad for so long you don’t realize how bad you actually were feeling until you feel a bit better. And when you really begin to believe that when you let go of all that bad, your heart will automatically open and be receptive to all the good.
I drew this mystical marine anemone with ink and coloured pencil inside a 9×9 inch Fabriano Quadrato Artist Journal.
These beautiful illustrations have taken a long time to produce, from when they first painted one year ago, into fine art prints. It wasn’t until a local buyer here in Saint John requested them as a series of fine art prints to hang in her children’s bedroom that I actually created them this past weekend.
And they are soft, pastel and lovely!
Each measures 8.5 by 11 inches (21,5cm by 28cm). This is a limited edition run of 25 editions only.
Anyhow, they are listed! Enjoy!
A study of line and organic shape to produce pattern.
Size – 2.5″ by 3.5″ including a small white border from where it had been taped while painting.
An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.
- Sakura Micron Pen – purple & green
- Windsor & Newton Watercolour
- Cold press watercolour paper
This ACEO is listed on HandmadeCloud.
A fresh and free flowing illustration created using acrylic, india ink and varnish on acid and lignin free matte fine art paper… I used a special varnish technique on this illustration that makes the whales and their respective tail fins pop off the matte paper.
Paper size – 8.5 by 11 inches / 21,5cm by 28cm
The original is listed for sale on HandmadeCloud.
The Saint John Gallery Hop is fast approaching and I have been busy working on new pieces for the miniature ACEO group show being held at the Klausen Art Gallery. I thought I’d share with you some progress shots to illustrate how many of the illustrations I create begin.
All of these drawings are created with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens on archival mat board that Mr. Klausen pre-cut and gave to me the last time I was in to visit. I keep most of my pens inside a chocolate tin that my Mom gave me. I have four of these tins. They’re great for art supply storage!
I wanted to draw something other than florals so I began drawing wine bottles using sepia, sanguine and black inks while I was out enjoying a glass of wine at Happinez two weeks ago. Happinez is a little wine bar located on Princess St. in Uptown Saint John, NB. They serve wine from all over the world. It has a wonderful ambient atmosphere and the clientele tends to be aged 25 and up.
Series Title – A Little Something (series of three paintings)
Medium – Kroma Acrylic, Ceramcoat Varnish and Faber Castel Pitt Artist pen on Cypress Archival card stock
Size of each painting – 8.5 x 11 inches / 21.5cm by 28cm)