Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Slow but Steady Progress

As you can see, the progess can be slow.
At this stage, pretty much every brushstroke counts.
I am working on the shadows and muscle details.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Forrest and the Trees

Making progress on painting the trees. I don't know why the tree to the far right in the second photo appears to be leaning.
The deer family are beginning to have more landscape to enjoy.
I hope you are enjoying the journey of this creation. I am enjoying sharing the journey with you.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Focusing on Mama Deer

As in most families, the father figure is strong, the children are just beautiful and mom, well she is so busy pouring herself into the family and unfortunately so often taken for granted.

And so it is with the deer family, the buck and fawns came together but the doe, I hadn't given a lot of thought to her. I am working layer by layer to make her beautiful, graceful, nurturing and peaceful.

The background is also challenging. I am learning how to make realistic trees which takes time and attention to detail.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Into the Streets of Ethiopia

I usually do not post about every charity but this one is special and worthy. It is ran by an amazing family that adopted their beautiful daughter from Ethiopia. That is how I got to "know" them, praying their daughter home last year. Their hearts were changed when they traveled to Ethiopia and they started a ministry to the orphans there. They partner with established orphanges and charities. They have forund a way to get desperately needed formula for starving babies for $12.00 a can. I would ask that everyone would pray for them, give what you can and spread the word.Their blog is: http://intothestreetsofethiopia.blogspot.com/

You can also click their button to the right on my blog.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The progression of the Deer Family

As you can see, the family is coming along. The buck is more "buff" and close to being done. I havn't had a lot of time this last week to work on them. Thanks for checking up on the progress. It gives me power to keep going.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Formation of the Buck

The progress on the buck.

He is coming along.

Hoping that today he goes from just pretty to watchful and strong.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Layout is Done!

Progress has been made! The layout for the painting has been done. This is the hardest part for me to get just right. Here is a glimpse of the work in process
Great News! My printer/scanner is working! Just needed a re-set!
A cool fun thing- The square stamp on the lower right is my name in Chinese!

The Start of something Good!

OK friends and followers, I am getting ready to start the "real" Deer Family painting!
It has been waiting on the "back burner" long enough and the timing is right.

I have felt that special things will happen and be revealed as I work on this painting, a glimpse of God's care and protection.

I plan to post pictures of the progress. Right now, my awesome wireless scanner is not communucating. Hopefully that will be fixed soon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2 Ocean Studies

A project that I did. It is one picture that I took at the beach.

From the picture, I did a watercolor Study.

And a study in Acrylic.

Interesting the feelings that the two different mediums conveyed.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I am learning and enjoy Chinese Brush Painting. This Chickadee was one of the first pieces I did and felt proud of.
In Chinese Brush painting, the colors are loaded on the brush in layers. The result is that in one brush stroke, several colors are put down at the same time, layering on the brush instead of on the paper as in traditional watercolor. The rice paper that is used presents a challenge as the surface can be unpredictable. In some spots it is absorbent and some spots are not.

An Introduction

Hi, I'm Debi!
I work mostly in watercolor, am enjoying teaching myself Chinese Brush painting and have started some experimentation with acrylics.
I am interested in showing my art in an Artist Co-Op type gallery and encouraging emerging artists.
I am currently involved in an artist mentoring program. I am excited about this program because of the focus and direction it provides to take the next steps in my art journey.