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You are beautiful Celtic deer inspires me

When I was a ceramic artist a long time ago, my top selling work was always about animals in one way or another. I did a series for quite a few years on mimbres found in the southwest deserts. They were fantastic animals that fluxed between reality, imagination and a connection of the heart that inspired cultural ties. I sold most of them to the Palm Springs Desert Museum in Palm Springs, CA which had just opened at the time.
So here I am much later in life going back thousands of years to seek animal inspirations again. This time, the Celts peaked my interest as I have been studying their art for a while now. They mastered the field of design in jewelry, stitching, carving, metal work of any kind. so playing in PS I am trying my hand at exploring new colors for me and the influence of living in Mexico has given me hootspa (sp?) to go vivid. I think this is a step up from the little pen and ink sketch done with magic marker on watercolor paper, from where it started out.
Here she is on Fine Art America.

alphabet, animals, dogs, fonts, kids, storytelling art, whimsy

I am not a Chiwawa dog in Spanish

 

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This little guy is a welsh corgi.  Of course he is.  Once upon a time a little girl wanted him strictly because she thought he was one of cute Mexican dogs they call a chiwawa.

He made a little ruffled bark and told her, “No, I am not a chiwawa dog.”  She took him
home anyway.  They lived happily ever after.

I have combined my  love of fonts; this one is Dino Kids, with pencil sketching and digital ribbon and bow, drawn on my Cintique by Wacom.  enjoy.  purchase

animals, Illustrations, Nature

Yellow Koi Green Waters

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I’m painting more fish these days.  These koi are imaginary and don’t hold true as anatomically correct.  That is another reason they are a respite from “correct” drawing and are like a little vacation for me.   Koi are valuable and bred for their size and beauty.  How wonderful is that?  I am having fun with this so I’ll let it be.  The original will have some gold leaf to sparkle it up a little.  That is the next stage so for now, this will do.  I will try to remember to post the embellished version when complete.

I used a fine black marker and a fine white ink over the darks to enhance the patterns.  I love painting the deep water with transparent watercolors and tried to use motion and several thin layers to give a feeling of depth.

Here is a print on textile.

animals, birds, fantasy illustration, Illustrations, Pen and Ink Drawing

Girl with birds and feathers watercolor

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A young girl is in a garden environment with a tree, flowers and some exotic and imaginary birds.  This watercolor has been so much fun drawing in pencil and then coloring with my travel watercolor palette.  She just seems to fit this place.
enjoy seeing her on my products.  

 

 

 

animals, dogs, horses, cats, Illustrations, Revising Old Work

Appaloosa in Training

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This is a young girl I knew in California as a very talented and hard working young trainer.  I did this watercolor of her with an underpainting in soft pink tones.  She is resurrected here.  Enjoy.

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