The very Handsome Egil roams Mack Hill Farms with his harem, but his number 1 hen is always by his side. The peacock is one owned by the San Diego Zoo, and photographed by me. I then did this drawing in Prismacolor Pencils on Strathmore Black Paper. It has a smooth finish, and helps make the colors of the peacock vibrate with contrast and pencil texture. The portrait of Egil and his favorite hen is done in transparent watercolor on Strathmore Coldpress Watercolor paper. I use very inexpensive brushes called Simply Simmons that are really wonderful, hold their shape, and actually with simple care last quite a long time. Each brush no matter what the size costs $2.99 and sometimes are even less. You get an excellant brush for the price. The Prismacolor Pencils are just fun, diverse in their colors, and contain rich color and pigments. I will now go back to finishing the other Peacock drawing I started last night. I draw daily, paint, and complete each day everyday. I've never had the luxary of so much time on my hands for my private art work, so I am enjoying this time of my life. I may not be as strong as I was when younger, but I sure acquired some fun skills over my lifetime of art work. Thank you God for all the past work, all the paying jobs, and now thank you God for this time to draw and paint the creatures I love. Everyone have a good day, enjoy it to the fullest, and write if I get work!
My name is Annie and I paint under the name of Chabrier. I've worked as an artist all my adult life. I usually worked for large corporations,doing resin pours, etched glass, stain glass, sculpted architectural appointments, and paintings or murals. Most of these works can be seen in Major Hotels, Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and in corporate and private jets. If you've ever been to Las Vegas a good example of my work is the Mirage. I sculpted the original ceiling panels, crown mouldings, base mouldings, and leaf table tops for DEC Associates the company that manufactured all these parts.
Now I am concentrating on my private art work, and trying to network with other artists. I have a husband and two grown sons, and a couple of wonderful German Shepherd dogs. I live out in the country, with emus for neigbors, and roses and fruit trees. My favorite flowers are Roses and Bearded Iris. I paint what I know and what I grow. I work from life or photographs or both. I love the San Diego Zoo and The Wild Animal Park, and love to photograph the birds there. I draw everyday for www.jellybeanstock.com and my paintings can be seen