Was feeling a little under the weather last week so to pass the hours on the couch I did some illustration practice. Still working on finding my own comfortable illustration style and medium. The mixed media drawings I’ve been doing over the past while have been fun but these mostly coloured pencil drawings were fun as well.
Hope you are all having a lovely summer weekend!
Bringing you some springtime cheer on these chilly mid- winter days!
This commission is very dear to my heart… it is going to live with a family that I am super grateful for. I worked hard to pour my admiration and appreciation for these folks into this piece.
The painting was inspired by the family’s property on Duck Lake. This picture above shows their view in the fall and below you can see the abundant lupins that grace their property in the spring.
My client wanted to include the prominent trees, the mountain/lake view and the lupins all into one composition.
To get my bearings and decide how to incorporate the important elements I did the small sketch above and then started in on my canvas.
This is a big 30″ x 40″ canvas! I love large canvases but they progress slowly… I didn’t take as many progressive shots as I usually do but I hope you enjoy seeing a little of how it came together –>
‘Untitled’, acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″
For now the title is a bit elusive but I’m sure it will surface soon!