Painting (16) Sun Sets Behind the Trees

I keep painting forest scenes. I really need to branch out. (Bad pun, couldn’t resist) This past weekend, my abstract forest found a new home and a print of the moonlight forest in blue gets shipped on Monday.

Trees without leaves are atmospheric and moody. Creepy even (in a good way). With the bright colors as a backdrop, the stark contrast is even greater. Here is my latest:

The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week (24) Animal Personfied

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

One of my favorite stories of all time is Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. When I was a child, I had a paperback copy of the book illustrated by Sir John Tenniel. Alas, somewhere between my college apartment and relocating after graduation, the book went missing. I forgot about it until recently, when I read an article about the illustrated Alice. Many artists have been inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic. I repurchased the book along with Through the Looking Glass, in digital format, with a lovely brief biography of the illustrator at the end. Here is my animal personified: White Rabbit inspired by the Tenniel illustration.

And a bonus, the fabulous Jefferson Airplane:

The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 23: Something Imaginary

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

In the next few weeks, the themes all seem to run toward the whimsical. I had to think ahead so I had enough ‘imaginary’ beings to choose from. I love the water, have seafarers in my heritage and can’t imagine living too very far from the sea. And so I give you something from my imagination: a mermaid, floating just below the surface!