Tuesday, August 25, 2009

2 More Hours.

Work in Progress... oil on canvas.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hello Old Friends...


One Down...

Here is the finished bus. I used an image that the customer sent to me on the computer. My first ever drawing of a city bus! My son was thrilled....... (He's 3 1/2 and loves busses! haha!)

Now, onto the hotel...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hotel and a Bus

This is what I've been working on for a customer... The hotel where she was married, and her father driving a city bus! Challenging for me but fun! Here they are finally painted and ready for inking.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2 Hours.

Work in progress. Sketched out in two hours, on a 36" x 48" canvas. Needs work, but almost looks likes what I envisioned it to be. Yay! Scary part of adding color next...

When my hand looks like this that means its been a good day ;) Wow its probably been years...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Barnes and Noble, Michael's, and Jack Black

I went to Barnes and Noble a couple days ago... toting along my 3 1/2 year old son. I took a chance and had him sit quietly while I actually browsed the racks for magazines for me! (Don't worry, we spent plenty of time in the good 'ole kids section like we normally do!) Anyway, I found some absolutely fantastic art mags and I ended up putting one back at the last minute... I spent the rest of the night wishing I had bought it, and so I made a trip back the next day. Oddly enough, the August issue of JUXTAPOZ was GONE and replaced with the new September issue!!!! Nooooooooo!!
Luckily, I can order back issues online... and so can you!!! CHECK IT OUT!! *phew* ;)

Click here to get this awesome issue.. You are missing out!!

I've also been hit with the painting bug, and that hasn't happened in years..... I realize I paint with watercolors almost every day, but I'm talking about oils on canvas. And not just any canvas... THE BIGGEST CANVAS EVER! (It almost didn't fit in my car haha) So, apparently Michael's was having a sale on their stretched canvases... 50% off! After dragging my son around the craft store now, I get to the register only to find out the one I chose was not one that was on sale!! *figures!* But, it worked out in the end... I ended up getting the better-quality canvas for the same price as the lesser-quality due to the sale... sweet! I've certainly never spent money on one of these giant canvases before... Not even when I used to work there!! ;)

Here it is:

I usually don't like anyone to see my work until its finished, but I'll try and post some pictures as I go.

On a random note, I was taking a photo of the canvas and saw that Jack Black was making a guest appearance on my favorite kids show: Yo Gabba, Gabba! He's dressed up like DJ Lance... Its a little bit awesome... I'm just sayin'! Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Houses and Spring Cleaning...

So, can it still be called "spring cleaning" when summer's almost over and fall is nearly here? The mess that is my desk and studio work area has finally beaten me haha How many times can I search for my eraser?? Here... Let's see if you can find it:

Seriously... out of control! This is what happens when I'm in a hurry and start flying through projects. I don't take that extra two minutes to clean up or put things where they belong (if they even have a place to go!)...

Stay tuned for the big clean-up... I'm hoping a trip to IKEA on Friday will help with some of these storage issues, but I usually get distracted by all the fun stuff while I'm there and never get down to business... We'll see! I guess now that I've located my eraser in this photo, I can just use it for reference for a while.... ;)

On an up note, I'm working on some custom orders for an awesome customer. I just did a "sketched out version" of her house, and now I'm working on the hotel where she was married... Tricky, tricky! Here's the house... She liked it! Yay :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

good morning!

good morning!, originally uploaded by happy day studio.

I'm hoping I've finally got this mobile blogging figured out! It will allow me to post photos from anywhere... Yipee! :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Back to work!

I'm back from vacation, and catching up on a bunch of custom orders... I'm also getting ready for some craft shows coming up... So much to do!! In the meantime, here are some custom orders that will hopefully make you smile ;)