Friday, December 28, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dancing Through


Hello All! I had a quick minute for my next post. Here is the latest woodblock print. Believe it or not, I actually produced 18 good ones this time! It is exciting to be pulling larger editions of my prints these days. I am hoping to eventually hit 50 in an edition. 

On another note, this month and part of next are going to be really busy for me. I am currently going through a lot of transitions and may not be able to post as frequently (I was trying to post once a week). I will keep you updated the best that I can! Happy holidays to everyone! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Little Women

I believe that this is still a work in progress for me. It is closer than before, but I still do not think it is complete.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Little Women

I am finally posting again!! Sorry for the delay, but these delays are going to continue through the holiday season. Seriously, there are not enough hours in a day. I did want to share both of these photos with you so that you can see the difference between the painting I scanned in and the painting after I spent some time playing in Photoshop. Lately, I love Photoshop. Now I can take this information back to the original painting and create a masterpiece!
After 

Before

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Children's Spots



The Crane Wife





These sketches were created based on a children's story called The Crane Wife. This story has not yet been published by the author, but the small bit I was allowed to read to inspire these sketches was beautiful.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Valley Art Gallery Christmas

I have been accepted to show my work at the Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek. At Christmas they have a volunteer program for their artists to create ornaments to hang on their Christmas tree. It was a really fun, quick project for me that will hang in the gallery through the holiday season!!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Water

I have been trying to keep up with IF for the last couple of weeks, but I seem to be a day or two late every time! The word of the week was "water". I used it as an opportunity to play with colors and shapes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Midnight Moon - GRAY AREA

It's finally finished!! I am part of an annual print exchange and the subject this year was "gray area". After much debate, I decided to try using multiple blocks to create an image rather than just carving away from one block continually. It was a great learning experience, but it was more time consuming for me than simply using one block.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Boy and Bear Revisited




I know that I posted these paintings not too long ago, but I was not satisfied with them. I have been looking and looking at them posted on my wall in my apartment. After standing there with my hands on my hips while tapping my toe I decided that I would not be happy without re-painting them. These are the pieces that came from that conclusion. I am much happier with them and I plan to continue on!

Friday, July 27, 2012

IF - Carry

Mr. Turtlesworth carries his home on his back. It is very convenient for travelling, wardrobe changes, and tea time. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Suspend

I have always been interested in all things circus. This was the perfect opportunity to create a piece that revolved around it!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Boy and His Bear First Final

I am doing it! I am moving on to the final illustrations for the children's book I have been working on for some time now. I am so excited to be doing this. It is finally becoming a reality. This first work is actually page two. I am not sure why, but I didn't want to start in order :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monster Growth Chart



Its about 2 months late, but I finally finished this growth chart for my friend that just had her first baby! Congratulations, Liz! 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

BLUE Complete

My postcard arrived at its destination!! See it here: http://rainboeliza.blogspot.com/2012/05/postcard-project-2012-jeslyn-cantrell.html I am really excited to be part of this worldwide project. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

IF - Jump


This is a sneak peek for you! I have been working on sketches and a story in my spare time. I just finished the color studies this week. Hopefully I will be posting final paintings very soon. In the meantime, meet Queen B and her crew jumping for joy. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

BLUE Progress

My friend, Rainbow Ross hosts an annual Postcard Project. This is the project's third year and it just keeps growing! This year the theme is BLUE. I thought with the lovely spring weather Blueberries would be a perfect way to fit into my friend's theme. Below is the process work for the woodblock print that will be completed for the 2012 Postcard Project!  
It all starts with a sketch.

And then it is drawn backwards onto the woodblock. Next will be carving!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dandelion Lights

This is just a piece I did for fun. My brain needed a break from all of the "serious" art that I have been making :)