Small Butterfly

This painting is small 4×4 inches, and is part of the spring collection I have been working on. Next I think that I will paint a picture of an iguana, as I need some balance for juvenile boy as well as girl.

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Dragonfly

This is the next painting in the spring collection; again this is painted in acrylics with pastel accents. The painting is intended to hang in a girl’s room, or any other place where children congregate. 

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Colorado Alliance Of Illustrators Show

Friday evening was the opening of the CAI annual show at the Ink Lounge Gallery in Lakewood. We had a very nice variety of styles represented, including collages, digital art, acrylic painting, encaustic, mixed media and more. The traffic was good, of course a lot of the artists were there, as well as members of art director clubs from the Denver area. 

This year I showed two floral designs, one a digital piece and the other an elegant appliqué. I am standing in front of my digital image in the photo.

I was asked to join the board of the organization, which I will do next year.

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Pink Bird

This new piece is part of my juvenile spring collection featuring nature elements. The painted part is in acrylics, and I have added accents and textures in pastels.  The design is intended for  girl’s products, or as a painting in a young lady’s room. The next one will probably feature a dragonfly. I really could see this design as the starting point for a mural…

Colorado Alliance Of Illustrators

last Friday I dropped off two pieces of art at the “ink Lounge Gallery ” in lakewood for the upcoming “Colorado Alliance of Illustrators” annual show starting on May 14. This year I am showing a digital floral design, and an appliqué with embroidery piece. I have committed to help hang the art the evening before the exhibit opens; it should all be great fun. 

 

“Creative Connections” Show

The first “Creative Connections” trade show took place in Denver last night. I would call it a success, as we had a lot of traffic, and were able to talk to a number of people about our services. My main focus was on juvenile murals and juvenile art in general, but some of the attendees also enjoyed my latest appliqué floral design. It was really good to get feedback to help mold my direction this year. Altogether a fun evening.

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Trade Show

Getting ready for the “Creative Connections” trade show on April 23 2009 3-7 pm at the Doubletree Denver Tech Center. I will be showing murals products, paintings on canvas and digital work, mostly for  juvenile usage. This is the group’s  first show, very exciting as we have so much talent in a variety of creative fields.

Juvenile paintings

I just dropped off two juvenile paintings at  “Mountain Moppets” a children’s clothing boutique in Colorado Springs. These are the first two paintings in my spring  collection. The acrylic paintings have pastel accents, and I am leaning towards the lavender colors that are so popular now. Once I get started though anything can happen. The “Watering Hole” piece ended up nice and bright; I am happy with the way it looks in the shop next to the spring and summer clothes.