Tuesday, August 28, 2007

11 x 14 inch soft pastel "Cougar"

I did this painting while on vacation recently in a beautiful, remote area of British Columbia. We stayed on a float camp that is used by hunters of bear and cougars in the area. I thought this painting was very fitting even though we did not see any live cougars this time!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

8 x 10 inch soft pastel "Canadian Rockies"

I did this painting recently from a photo I took while driving on the highway in Alberta while we were on vacation. I liked how the sun peaked out behind the clouds just enough to shine on the tops of the trees as we drove by. This painting is for sale by contacting me at lyurge@telus.net

8 x 10 inch scratchboard "There's Trouble!!"

Another attempt at scratchboard. This medium could get very addictive! I really enjoyed doing this and I thought the pose was quite cute. We have a lot of coons where we live, and I know what mischief they can get into. This pair look like they have been into something!

5 x 7 inch colored pencil Main Coon Cat

I am into using new materials and trying new techniques lately. Last week it was scratchboard and this week I am using something called drafting film. This product works wonderfully with colored pencils, which is what I have used on this drawing. This drawing is for sale. If interest contact me at lyurge@telus.net

Saturday, August 11, 2007

11 x 14 inch soft pastel "Heavenley Heights"

This paintings is a gift for a friend who cruises Narrow's Inlet regularly and loves the area. We are going back there in a week for another holiday, and I am so looking forward to it. This painting is done on sanded paper in mostly soft pastels.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

5 x 7 inch "Bear on scratchboard"

I have been having some fun with a new painting technique called scratchboard. It is a hard board that is coated in clay and sprayed with black ink. The goal is to scratch your painting onto the board, revealing the white of the clay underneath. You can also add color after you are finished if you are so inclined. This is my first. The technique is perfect for depicting animals.