The creative journey of an artist inspired by animals and life by the sea

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Royal Throne

I really had fun with this drawing of Royal Terns which I recently completed in Pastel and Pencil.  The bird is on "A Royal Throne".  As much as I love doing animal portraits, it's always nice to create something for myself and explore a new Florida subject.  The sand and shells were a challenge here and it felt good to get back to the pastels and have fun with the soft colors.  This drawing is heading to the Treasure Coast Bird and Nature Show on October 17th in Vero Beach.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


This is a beautiful redhead named "Scarlet" that I just finished in watercolor.  I met her owner at the local dog park, and instantly developed a friendship with her.  Scarlet is a rescue, as her owner Becky loves to volunteer at the Humane Society and has always adopted dogs.  She loved the portrait of her pretty little girl.