I was asked to paint the winning Championship entries in an online photo show run by YourPicsOnline I wanted to do more than just portrait paintings and so decided to make full use of painting digitally. These were both painted in Corel Painter by hand using a Wacom tablet and pen. I printed them out on archival paper and cut them to shape – both ovals. I then made frames out of polymer clay which was baked, varnished and affixed to the paintings. I then poured enough resin to cover each individual paintings and to create a type of raised bevel. These were then attached to wooden boxes that I had stained and varnished. I also included prints of the full size paintings. I am very happy to say they were well received.
A recent vector illustration for a client to be used as a magnetic sign on the side of a van. I have also adapted it to be used as a business card, business header, advert etc.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet
birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye.
I needle felted this for my son using saved hair from his beloved dog. She really was a beautiful dog and is missed very much.
Vanity doesn’t fade away.
My entry for Illustration Friday