Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year - New Challenge - January 30 for 30

I sit here on the eve of a new year, and the eve of the 30 day challenge ( by Leslie Saeta -  ) watching New Years rockin eve thinking of what I want to do for the challenge......

To get me back into the swing of doing my artwork, I am going to tackle a fun theme...

"30 things you may or may not know about me."

Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Favorite artwork from 2014

Well 2014 was an interesting year for my art...because I didn't take the time to do my art.
The first priority this coming new year is to get back in the studio in 2015 no matter what...

I was able to do both of the 30 day challenges by Leslie Saeta and I hope to do it again in January 2015... so what is my favorite one ?  I loved doing the baby animals and this lovely kitten done in color pencil was my favorite!

Stay tuned for the next 30 day challenge !!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

30 Day Challenge - Collage

Well the 30 days are up and I was able to do 28.  Here is my sketchbook collage with 25 of my 28 pictures...All done with color pencil.  Now I'm going to concentrate on doing bigger and better artwork.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30 Day Challenge... Charlie the Kitten- Day 28

30 Day Challenge -My friend Tom's Cat when he was a the kitten.   Day 28

Say Hello to Charlie!

30 Day Challenge... Tiger Cub Day 27

30 Day Challenge,  Day 27- Here is a tiger cub
In color pencil....

Sunday, September 28, 2014

30 Day Challenge... Bobcat- Day 26

30 Day Challenge.   I found a picture of an adult Bobcat and it was so pretty so I wanted to draw it even though it's not a baby animal. 

30 Day Challenge- Lion Cub-Day 25

30 Day Challenge, - Lion Cub - Day 25

Thursday, September 25, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Lynx-Day 24

30 Day Challenge -Day 24... (Day 4 of Cat week).....Here is a baby Lynx...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Oncilla Kitten-Day 23

30 Day Challenge... Baby Oncilla Kitten.  Day 23.

I never heard of this kind of cat but fell in love with the face so I had to draw it.

Monday, September 22, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Silver Ocelot -Day 22

30 Day Challenge - Day 22- Silver Ocelot  - (Day 2 of my Cat Week)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Mountain Lion-Day 21

30 Day Challenge- Day 21 - My week of Cats - Baby Mountain Lion

30 Day Challenge- Baby Koala - Day 20

30 Day challenge - Day 20... A Baby Koala


Saturday, September 20, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Hedgehog - Day 19

30 Day Challenge - Day 19 - Baby Hedgehog

30 Day Challenge- Baby Fox - Day 18

30 Day Challenge... Day 18 - Baby Fox

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Camel - Day 17

Day 17- Guess What day it is!!!  It's Hump Day... so here  is a baby camel...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

30 Day Challenge Baby Chameleon (Quick drawing) Day 16

Day 16- Playing with green.... wanted to do something different and quick... here is a baby Chameleon

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

30 Day Challenge - Baby Kangaroo - Day 14

Day 14-   Here is a baby Kangaroo- Quick one tonight but wanted to get caught up.

30 Day Challenge -Baby Chipmunk- Day 13

30 Day Challenge, -Baby Chipmunk

Saturday, September 13, 2014

30 Day Challenge - Baby Monkey- Day 12

30 Day Challenge... Day 12-  Someone wanted me to do a baby Monkey!... here he is.

30 Day Challenge - Baby Piglets -Day 11

Day 11, wanted to do some piglets for my daughter and sister in law.  This was a tough one!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

30 Day Challenge -Baby Swan (Cygnet)- Day 8

Day 8 - Week 2 starts with a cute baby swan (cygnet) which my friend Kim Appell Hinde suggested.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

30 Day Challenge -Baby Hippo- Day 7

Ok... it's Day 7 and I can't believe that one week has passed.  This one is for my daughter Danielle, who loves baby Hippos. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

30 Day Challenge -Baby Owl- Day 6

Day 6 of the 30 day challenge- Here is a cute baby owl.

Friday, September 5, 2014

30 Day Challenge -Baby Animals- Day 5

So it's been a couple of days working on my art again and it feels real good.  I'm still keeping it simple and using color pencil.  Here is my day 5 - Baby Deer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Animals-Tree Frog- Day 4

Day 4 of the 30 day Challenge... I didn't have a lot of time and I thought this little red-eyed tree frog was cute.....

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Animals-Gorilla-Day 3

Day 3 of the 30 Challenge- I saw this baby gorilla and thought it would be fun.  Done in color pencil.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Animals-Elephant-Day 2

Day two of the 30 day Challenge... Baby Elephant....Quick Sketch in color pencil.

Monday, September 1, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Baby Animals-Bunny -Day 1

It's 30 day challenge time again.  I took a break from doing my art and feel that this 30 day challenge will be a great way to get back on track.

My theme this time is baby animals.  My daughter gave me a list of animals to pick from... I chose a bunny for day one, sketched in color pencil.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Collage for 30 day Challenge

I was only short one picture for the 30 day challenge and made a collage out of most of them... Not bad for quick pictures everyday.

Day 29 -Tattoo Sketch -for my dad

Day 29 - Violin tattoo sketch idea that I'm might get for my dad.

Day 28 - Tattoo idea sketch

Day 28 - Tattoo Idea - Hubby was looking for a tiki tattoo idea for our daughters.  He likes tiki's and they each have a flower (tiger lily and hibiscus) tattoo.  This was a quick sketch  putting the three things together....

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Day 27 -Playing with pastels- Lily

Day 27 - Lily - Playing with Pastels... I'm still a few days behind...Picked the first thing that caught my eye....

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Day 26 - Pencil Sketch

Day 26- Quick Graphite Sketch - Since I'm thinking of getting a tattoo for my dad with a violin so I figured I would draw a violin.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Day 25- Blue Sunset

Day 25- Was in a blue mood,  so found this sunset and wanted to reproduce it.  Done in pastels.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Day 24-Cute Kitty

Day 24 - Quick Drawing -Since I did a cute pup, I thought I should do a cute kitty.   Done in pastels

Friday, January 24, 2014

Day 23 - Cute Pup

Day 23 - Saw this cute pup on my friend Cindi's facebook page and when I asked for something to draw she thought it would be cute... Plus it gets me back in the swing to draw one of my commissions that I need to finish.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 22-Summertime -Palm Tree

Day 22 - Summertime - Last one for my Summer Series - Quick Sketch of a landscape with a palm tree.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 21- Summertime- Rosebud

Day 21- Summertime - Rosebud.... When I think of Summer I think of roses.   There are so many types of roses and they are all beautiful.

Day 20-Summertime- Dandelions- Love them or hate them!

Day 20 - Summertime - Growing up I used to love dandelions, I used to make a wish by blowing the seeds all around.  As I got older and had a home of my own, I don't like them because they are weeds and they are hard to get rid of.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Day 19 - Summertime at the beach

Day 19 - Summertime at the beach!  Had a little fun thinking of beach towels and flip flips... bringing the summer closer!

Day 18 - Summertime gladiolus

Day 18- Summertime gladiolus-  I was a little behind so was playing with pastels and drew some pretty Gladiolus.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 17-Summertime -Butterfly on flower

Day 17- Summertime.... I always think of butterflies when I think of Summer.   I kept coming back to this picture so wanted to keep it simple.

Upcoming show in June -Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes

Great news- I will be displaying my art in June at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, winner of Cupcake Wars, I'm very excited!!! I can even have a trunk show.. bring all my artwork to sell one day!

I wasn't even going to try but why not! Thanks to my friend Laurie for hooking me up!!! Now I have to get organized and get work done!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Day 16- Summertime-Drink up!

Day 16 - Had some fun with the first one in my Summer Series... A toast to Summer!
Done in pastels and colored pencil

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 15- Springtime - Robin

Day 15 - This is the last one in my Springtime series.   My series wouldn't be complete with out the lovely Robin,  done in soft pastels

Day 14- Springtime Cherry Blossoms

Day 14 -Springtime.... I didn't have too much time for this I did a quick study/sketch of Cherry Blossoms...done in pastels...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 13-Springtime Tulips and Daisy

Day 13-  Springtime - Just having some fun with some Spring flowers.  Done in pastels