Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cover Drafts

                            Draft one above, and Draft #2 below with edits requested from my client
I will be working on value and color studies next in hopes to be painting this soon :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hand Painted Panels


I co-created these silk screened and hand painted panels at work!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Cover project in the works

 I'm working on creating a cover for a teen fantasy chapter book!
 The title is Anstice which means Rebirth. Leyla has a mysterious life changing adventure in another world where she can speak with animals and develops magical powers.
 Here is a sneak peek  of some of my ideas. The Author likes #3 so I will work on developing that sketch, stay tuned!
This image below is one of my favorites that I played with value and color schemes.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Otter Face to Face

 This is a start to a bold and bright portrait series of Alaskan creatures... stay tuned for more. I'm working on these for an upcoming show at the Fisherman's Eye Gallery here in Sitka this winter!

Also look at my New "Society6" store and find a Print to bring home!
Buy a print HERE!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mermaid in the making!

This lovely lady mermaid I created for a silkscreen design with 3-4 colors. It never made it to the final stage but still has the potential to find its way onto t-shirts someday for Fairweather Prints!   For now I thought I'd post it and I'm working on making it into a card for an upcoming market in Sitka.
Mermaid s are fun I'd love to more :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Campfire party in the works...

Lately I've been drawing with this brush pen and love it! It's more like painting lines and I really enjoy the shapes I can get with this Pentel color brush , try one it's fun!

Raven study ....

Close ups from the composition, they are eating marshmallows :)

Another vignette of baby bear & Mom bear roasting marshmallows over the fire.

Original thumbnail sketches for this work in progress. This idea came to me when I was visiting my family in Maine and we were around the campfire & eating s'mores , one of my favorite summer time events. Hope your having a great summer, whats your favorite summer event ?

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012


In memory of Romeo the Wolf from Juneau, Alaska- this is my Watercolor painting!
I enjoyed playing around with the borders , lighting and I finished it with a little colored pencil too.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Community Composed: Sitka in Writing

Juried show I participated in, put together by Jackie at Sitka historical Society Museum :)

A selection of Journals, writings, poems and illustrations. By new and well known local artists. Popular writer John Straley below with a passage from "The Woman who married a Bear".

Colin Herforth, artist of all trades, ( Pa Fairweather Prints )
On left -pages from his kids book " Bight before Christmas "

Illustrators below, Colin Herforth, me and Dale DeArmond!

Beloved and famous illustrator Dale DeArmond below, I love her work ,it's very inspiring to me!

Me with my children's book illustrations on the right

Pages from Ollie the Otter, written by Maggie Jensen. Can't wait for this book to be published!

Thanks Jackie Fernandez for putting together this show! It was a honor to be involved :)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Face painting at Homeskillet fest

Festival logo on my face! My friend Heather painted this !

Heather on the bottom right, and I in the middle , painted peoples faces for hours Friday and Saturday night at Homeskillet fest! Amazing variety of great live music and food in Sitka.
While listening to the bands I painted nonstop , butterfly wings, swirls, fish, hippos , spiderman, a few jelly fish and even a whale and more!
Painting kids and adults faces was a challenge but good practice to use confident lines and intuitive colors!
It was fun and everyone we painted left happy !

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Color me Magnets!

So fun drawing these sea creatures on scraps of watercolor paper and mat board . I put magnet tape on the backsides and created them for you to color in or paint! A new idea - for selling at the Sitka Farmers Market this summer along with some cards and prints ! I call them Color Me Magnets :)

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Work in progress......

Southeast Alaskan wolf painting I'm working on for fun, I'm also letting this painting evolve in color without doing any color studies ! It is so much harder than I thought but I'm trusting my intuition to make this painting shine -I will post again soon with more progress :)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fish T shirt Design

     Here are a few thumbnail sketches I drew, my client chose #10 for a kids T shirt design to sell at Sumner Brook Fish Farm in Ossipee, NH.
I created this on Adobe Photoshop, kinda wish I inked the fish by hand with pen and ink and then scanned it into the computer. Sometimes I think traditional media is faster! 
This is the final  2 color silkscreen design -a Rainbow Trout . 
Hope people snatch up this T shirt and other gifts when they visit the Fish Farm!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Remember Romeo the Wolf

This is the start of a series of portraits about Romeo the Wolf from Juneau, Alaska! I very heart warming  story, look it up on Google!

This is Zorra a doggy friend of mine, I have been her sitter time to time and made his painting as a gift for her Mom. She has inspired me to paint Romeo so here I go! Stay tuned to progress!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Highlights from my day job!

These are original Hand Painted Panels I designed at Fairweather Prints studio in Sitka, Alaska! This is the fun part of my job!
Each piece is a silkscreen design that I created by hand & on the computer. The black designs are silk screened on fabric and then I paint the colorful line work, like in Halibut & the last 2 images. The Raven and the Bear are Christie Jones designs that I spruced up with my hand painting!
 I also created this Bear wall hanging digitally, to show a sample of a fun project you can make with our Hand Painted panels!
You can find them for sale at Fairweather Gallery in Juneau, Alaska and on the web at http://fairweatherprints.com/?page=store  Enjoy!
Buy this unique hand made gift  today for that artist or crafter in your life!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ode to Sitka Art Show- Call for entires!

Another Poster I put together on Adobe Illustrator with the help of local artist Norm Campbell, he did the beautiful hand drawn logo!

2012 Sitka Arti Gras Festival Poster

 I volunteer on the Greater Sitka Art Council here in Sitka, Alaska. I have helped put together this poster to advertise for this upcoming Festival! It is a busy time full of music and art events! Great time to visit and see what the our creative community does here in the winter :)
 See updates and more about Sitka Arti Gras Festival at this link !