Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Second Finished Piece for Class

This is the second finished piece for Donato's class.  This is also a piece intended for a competition.  This piece is a homage to the art of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell.  Both artists are leaders in the Fantasy art world.  The painting is called The Bond of Steel, 24 x 18, oil on illustration board.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

First Finished Piece

This is the first finished piece I did in Donato Giancola's class.  It is meant to look retro and a homage to the illustrators of the golden age.  The assignment was to create a piece that represents a domestic event of the future.   I decided to illustrate a perfect "alien" homemaker taking her four legged turkey out of the oven.  Much like the ads in lady's magazines of the Forties Era.

Monday, December 14, 2015

My Catchup Post

Its been a long time since I posted on this blog.  This will be my catchup post.  Its been a very busy few months.  Took two on line classes at the SmArt School.  My last class is Weds night.  Painted and nearly completed four new Fantasy pieces.  I will post them shortly, two are entered into some competitions.  Entered several miniature competitions and received an honorable mention for one miniature portrait at the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of DC.  Got a new part time job at the Museum of The Shenandoah Valley.  They also have taken some of my note cards and a few of my miniatures on consignment.  I am currently caring for my husband who underwent a total hip replacement surgery 6 days ago.  As soon as he is recovered I will resume my blog and also revamp my website and website store.  It will probably be after the holidays before I can leave him alone and get back into my art groove.  Until then, Merry Christmas.