Here’s one of my latest drawings. I created this picture using pastels on watercolor paper. It isn’t the easiest combination to work with, sanded paper would have been so much better. But, it was a fun project nonetheless. This little mouse is based on a character from one of my future books, Huckleberry Pie. I can’t wait to illustrate that story and begin the journey toward publication! If I could just get enough artistic inspiration to finish illustrating it!
The art show is coming up! I’m looking forward to it! Of course, lazy bone that I am, I’ve saved just about all of my preparing to the last minute. There’s lots to do tomorrow! Anyway, here’s what I’ll be taking!
My latest pastel drawing, “A Faithful Friend”
And my three children’s stories, “A Baby in the House”, “Always Ask Before You Do”, and “Yours and Mine” I think the book signing is my favorite part of the art show! My stories are colorfully illustrated and focus on teaching children important lessons.
Here is my latest piece of art! I really enjoyed working with chalk pastels to capture the look of sweetness and friendship in this Blue Tick’s face. I’m really glad that I finished this drawing in time! The local art show is quickly approaching and I couldn’t stand the thought of going without something new to display. I have this original drawing up for sale on Etsy.com! And soon I’ll have it available as a fine art print as well.
I have been shamefully lax in the area of art! But life has been good. The last two paintings I made were both gifts for two friends. The first was a watercolor painting of a horse, but sadly I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it away. This pastel painting was inspired by the beautiful Varied Thrush which came to sit in my maple tree. He was so cold! It was definitely freezing that day!