Dewey the Cat from Moonbeam Farm in Watercolor 8×10 140lb Cold Press
The Rest of the Gang from Moonbeam Farm.
I found a couple hours yesterday afternoon after a glorious, long holiday weekend to paint the other two characters that live on Moonbeam Farm with Odessa the Owl, who you may recall from a post last week.
Above is Dewey the cat. Dewey is always hungry and always getting into mischief on the farm with his friends.
Below is Jaxon. Jaxon is a magical Jackalope who often comes to Dewey’s rescue, but other times gets him into more trouble.
Jaxon the Jackalope on Moonbeam Farm in Watercolor 8×10 on 140lb Saunders Cold Press
And in case you didn’t remember, this is Odessa. Odessa is the wise (and wise-cracking) owl.
Odessa the Owl on Moonbeam Farm in Watercolor 8×10 140 lb Saunders Cold Press
It was fun painting the animal characters that live on Moonbeam Farm and in the imagination of Carolyn and Colin who are working on a children’s book for kids from 1 to 101.
They’ve been sharing excerpts they collaboratively write on Carolyn’s blog, and it’s been fun watching the characters and plot evolve. Hope you’ll check it out and join the adventures!
Cheers & Hugs,
Odessa the Barn Owl in Watercolor – 8×10 140lb Cold Press SaundersOdessa the Owl – A Wise Old Barn Owl in Watercolor.
A blogging friend, Carolyn, at Nuggets of Gold, challenged me to paint an owl in watercolor. But not just any ole’ owl…
This had to be Odessa the very wise barn owl who is a character in a book she is collaborating on with another blogging friend, Colin, at A Dog’s Life.
I’m not sure if this is how she pictured Odessa, but this is how I do, so this is a little surprise for her.
If you want to learn more about the wise (and wise-cracking) Odessa and her friends at MoonBeam Farm, check out Carolyn’s blog to read the continuing saga that is soon to become a book!
Cheers & Hugs,
Today is the “official” “unofficial” monthly Draw a Bird Day, and with the support and encouragement of my buddy, Laura at Create Art Every Day and inspiration from Jill at Jill’s Art Journal, I was brave enough to draw and watercolor my very first bird.
I used the photo I took the other day of the downy woodpecker hopping on the back deck as my inspiration. (Don’t laugh – – – too much! It is my FIRST!)
I had a bit of a block about doing this, so first I stamped a bird from the StampinUp Love Life Stamp Set and watercolored it.
Then, still worried about trying to actually draw something that resembles a bird, I decided to do a silly owl drawing and paint it. And to be even more fun, I added some nut brown Flower Soft to make fuzzy feathers, a couple of googly eyes, and a linen thread bow.
After doing these is when I allowed myself to try drawing a bird. I have a long way to go, but I made the first step and drew my first bird.
And it was FUN!
Happy Bird Day Friday!
Cheers & Hugs,