Saturday, April 23, 2011

2nd (annual?) Peeps challenge...

Spring Peepers
watercolor, 6" x 8"
Chris Beck

watercolor, 8" x 10"
Pablo Villicana Lara

oil on hardboard panel, 6" x 6"
Jelaine Faunce

[...drumroll here...] Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to present the results of our second Peeps challenge! A big thanks to Pablo for instigating the challenge this time around. You can read about his fun and zany painting on his blog. Jelaine had some technical problems, but finally joined the fun. Go to her blog for more info.

Spring peepers were a familiar part of life in Wisconsin -- their high-pitched peeps were ubiquitous in the marshy and wooded areas as winter waned and spring sprung! As I was brainstorming my challenge painting, I glanced over at my little collection of vintage tin toys and this little froggy jumped right out!! My search for the perfect piece of background fabric yielded this silly froggy medley -- can't you almost hear them peeping??

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gone fishin'...

I'm taking a little break from Brush-Paper-Water. All is well, but I have some other projects that I need to focus on this month. I'm expecting to be back in the editor's seat in May.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

All the little birdies...

Watch the Birdie

This little birdie flew out of here after the auction and is now roosting with Janet Belich. Birdie received a warm welcome and is perched in one of my favorite classic frames!!