Sunday, August 27, 2017

B is for Beagle

B is for Beagle

Coming up with ideas for the letter B is a tough one. What works to make that shape?

I also get many requests for dog illustrations. 

So I stepped up to the plate to give it a try. 

Here is B is for Beagle, Balloon, Ball, and of course Bird too!

Below are other letters I have done that feature dogs.

A is for Airedale

D is for Dalmatian

Who knows? Maybe I am on to something!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bird Song

Bird Song

Sometimes I get inspired by a quote or verse that I like as opposed to coming up with another illustrated letter. 

This time I got inspired with a spiritual verse.  
I must confess, I like it as a pillow too!

You can find this on Fine Art America.

Monday, July 31, 2017

H is for Hummingbird

H is for Hummingbird

Wahoo! A new letter H!

H is for Hummingbird and Hyacinth too!

Have to say, I had to strain my brain on this one!

The newly created design is available as a pillow and more on Fine Art America.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

N is for Neptune - Update

N is for Neptune

Yep, I am at it again.

I looked at a design I did a while ago, as shown below, and it did not look quite finished. 

It did not quite pull together for me.

I guess that what happens when you gaze at one's creations while sitting in a tent while doing an art festival. We become our own critic. So I set about to add a bit more drama as well as pull the color story together a bit more.

It will be interesting to see if this one will get a better response with it's new update.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

M is for Monkeys

M is for Monkeys

Here is my new creation that I added to my letter M collection and for all letter M fans.

M is for Monkeys and Melon too! 
Inspired by the fun of Summer and monkeying around.

Below are some Letter M's I have created in the past.

M is for Mountains, Moose, and Moon

M is for Mermaids

M is for Mustache

Have a MARVELOUS day!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Restyle! The Letter S

S is for Seal and Starfish

Part of my job in my career as a greeting card designer was to give fresh looks to older designs that still had good bones. It was to give new life or a second wind as well as increase sales. Not unlike rearranging the furniture and painting the walls of one's living room to give it a new spirit.

So while looking at my art on the walls of my tent during art festival season, the older design below became a candidate for a restyle.

While I still carry this version on Fine Art America, I thought to produce another with a different color look.

Now I also offer this cute seal as a cute summer T-shirt.

Whether a seal fan or the letter S fan, or just love the sea, this seal is a real cutie for all that need a little fun in life. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Review and Redesign: Flowers in a Teapot

Flowers from the Garden:
Flowers in Teapot with Bird

Yes, I am at it again.

When staring at my artwork on the walls of my tent in summer art festivals, I start to think this one or that design look better. I start redesigning them in my head. 

Below is the original.

Originally, I wanted to add a bird, but I never did. I just was not quite happy with it as it felt not quite finished. Although I have sold one, I am not sure many are wowed by it.

So the structure was there, it just needed tweaks and come color change.