This sketch up of a fairy was an idea of one of my clients. The client has these silhouettes of fairies but nothing inside the silhouette. I was to take the outline and paint the fairy within those parameters.
This is the first one of many.
The client then decided that she didn't like the outlines and wanted me to change the fairy completely.
This illustration is finally complete! It has been a concept that my client has had for the past couple of years. We have worked on it from idea to sketch and now finally the finished product. It turned out much better than I had originally thought and am quite pleased.
I am asked to demonstrate my pouring technique quite often. This painting is the result of one such demonstration.
I started off by pouring Aureolin and Permanent Rose onto the paper. I then blow the paint and use my spray bottle to move it around the paper. Then I pour the Aureolin and Prussian Blue at the bottom to help create leaves. After the paint dries, I "find" the tulips and the leaves and paint them in. I do this with negative painting, or painting the shapes behind and between the flowers and the leaves.
This past weekend I was the guest artist and demonstrator at the Saanich Fair. I spent the time painting many barnyard animals. The roosters were my favorite to paint. The above painting is one of the many roosters I quickly painted.
This painting was fun to do. I first poured and blew the paint. Then I spritzed it with water and used my fingers to move the paint around. After it dried, I "found" the tulips and negatively painted them in. (painted around the shapes I found)
I actually did this piece as a lesson at my workshop in the south of Spain. The paint was poured, blown, and sprayed with water. After the paint dried, I did some negative painting to create the grapes and leaves.
I am working on another fairy garden painting for the Olde Victoria Fairy Shadows. The garden has many bluebells in it. As I was painting the illustration the other day, I looked out my window and what did I behold? Bluebells!!! What a wonderful opportunity to paint from life. I quickly grabbed my sketchbook and my paints and did a few studies.
This musician was at the ferry terminal in Vancouver. The painting was done as a pour- I did layers of resist/masking fluid to save the white of the paper or the color I want then I pour liquid watercolor across the paper. Then the hands and face were painted.