Galiano Island

Last month my family and I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful British Columbia and ferrying across the way to Galiano Island.  We visited twice, and the second time I was sure to bring my watercolors and moleskin, because  the crummy paper and crayola pencils I brought along the first time just weren’t cutting it.

In the end I only had a few minutes to paint.

I can’t complain though, we had a truly wonderful time celebrating the marriage of our very dear friends.

We will be sure to return, Lord willing. My boys loved the Island as much as I did.

Until next time.

MacGyver and Kt

My younger brother got married on Saturday. It was a fantastically fun wedding. Beautiful, joyful and heartfelt. 

I painted some signs and an 8’x8′ mural, which was used as a photo backdrop.

Everything was done in acrylic on canvas, except the mural, which was done on OSB. 

There was ice cream at the wedding. 😊

The mural was of Beethoven ‘s Fur Elise, or as close to it as this non-musical artist could manage. 

I used masking tape guidelines at first and then did the rest free-hand.

Me and my new sister in law. ❤️

And me and my boys. We did look a lot sharper earlier in the day but then we all danced like crazy at the reception. This is the appearance of a a family that has been celebrating. 

Mollie Nevada 

A sweet littl name for a sweet little girl. 

I did this quick little painting in acrylic on canvas. My brushes were getting a little rough after all the extra use this month, but it turned out ok all the same. 

Wedding signs

My younger brother MacGyver is getting married next month.  I’m so excited for him and his sweet bride to be.

I have several other signs to make this week. I’m so blessed to get to do what I love to do for the people I love. This glorious sunshine is a nice bonus.🙂

Battlefield Live

I recently finished up another illustration project for Cedar Springs.  It’s a promotional postcard featuring our battlefield themed lazer tag.  Yesterday I stopped by the office to pick up a copy of the prints.  I feel so blessed to live and work here.   
I did the illustrations in ink and watercolor, then tidied them up in Photoshop. 


Quick Caricatures

Last week in art class we looked at portraits and talked about style, tone and visual interpretation.  We did some serious work, and then we practiced doing quick caricature sketches of each other. The models did not have to sit perfectly still, we talked and laughed and I encouraged my students to do multiple sketches during the 5 minute “poses”. It was rediculous and fun.🙂 I love teaching art.