Friday, January 12, 2018

Revisiting and Refreshing: Two Birds on a Watering Can


Two Birds on a Watering Can

While sitting in art festivals, there are some designs I target to refresh.

The design below was the original, and while I sold quite a few, I thought it use a little more punch.


Updating Updating art goes back to my days as a greeting card designer. Even good sellers got updates over time.

This time, I also added a little more live interest to tell more of a story by adding the beetle.
This design is now available on Fine Art America 

It is also available on other products such as a tote bag.

It is a nice way to escape the winter blahs!






Sunday, January 7, 2018

Looking For Spring!


Looking for Spring!

You can tell Cleveland winters get to me with all the cold, snow, and gray skies. 
I think the gray skies are the worse part.

So of course while counting the days till spring, I created this illustration to add a tough of brightness to this day.

Here's hoping this winter is a short one.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

A is for Alligator


A is for Alligator

Trying to come up with new letters is not getting any easier. With a new grandson, I had to come up with another illustrated letter A.

So here is A for Alligator, as well as Angel Fish, and Albatross
I thinks there is a little Amore with the Alligator and the Angel fish

You can also find this whimsical monogram as a pillow on my Fine Art America page.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sweet Dreams: A Whimsical Hourglass


Sweet Dreams: A Whimsical Hourglass

I have been working on this idea for a while. Finally, after several sketches, I managed to steal away and finish it.

Sweet dreams are always welcome!

Of course one would need a Sweet Dreams pillow to rest one's tired head! 
Click on the pillow to link you to my shop.

Monday, October 30, 2017

From the Garden - Adaptation of Autumn in the Air


From the Garden

 During my time as a greeting card designer, I learned to take seasonal art and make it more versatile.

As you can see below, the original illustration I created was more limiting with the pumpkin in a piece I call Autumn in the Air.


It was a challenge to think what would look good in place of the pumpkin, but then I am a fan of birds. That design element also comes from greeting card design 101; adding live interest to warm up the design. 

Old habits die hard...Lol...