Mmm mmm leafy goodness

Happy New Year! My blog stats reported that I posted on average 2 posts a week during 2010. I aim to double that in 2011. So, here we go:

This afternoon I began working on three small oil paintings inspired by the drawing below. They are still in the beginning stages though, so you won’t see them for a while.┬áToday you get a drawing from yesterday’s laboring.

I’m headed off tomorrow on a week-long trip during which it is my goal to post one wee drawing a day (depending on my internet access of course). So stay tuned for some fun sketches of the following week’s adventures!

watercolour and ink drawing of leaves
Leafy Goodness, watercolour and ink on paper, 5 x 7"

Merry Berries

I thought the red berries in this sketch made it a wee bit festive and thus appropriate for a post this holiday season.

Watercolour and ink drawing of vegetation and berries
Merry Berries, watercolour and ink on paper, 5 x 6"

Berry Season

It’s that season again and many folks (and bears) are hunched over bushes collecting berries. I’ve painted a bear into this painting twice now, and am not including a process shot of her here because she is oh so cute and you’d all be very disappointed if I painted over her to alter the composition yet again.

oil on canvas painting of berries
Berry Picking, oil on canvas, detail
oil on canvas painting of berries
Berry Picking, oil on canvas, detail