Peacocks in Magnolia Tree

Peacocks in Magnolia Tree
24" X 60" Alkyd and Gold Leaf on Board

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Paintings from the Present and the Past

I paint or draw everyday, and sometimes surprise even myself when I rediscover something I did quite a while back.  I thought I would put up some of my recent drawings and paintings, and then put up some that are favorites of mine.  

I painted these wonderful roosters from some great photos taken by a young girl on Deviant Art who raises and loves her chickens...You can see her work on DA by going to this link:
These were of course done with her permission, and I have a couple of hens she took pictures of.  I had a great deal of fun painting them because they look so protective of their little chicks.  Thank you Jordon for letting me paint from your photos!  The hens:
 This is one of my favorites working from Jordon's photo.  This Hen looked just this mad in the photo.  I captioned the photo "Don't even think about it!"
Well I found one of the hens, but not the other so you will have to look at another colorful Rooster.  This one is called King of the Garden.
I have joined a new art site called Shadowness, and you can see my artwork and old.  I was asked to join another art site in France called Thalisee, and now my paintings, drawings, and poetry can be seen there also.  I always am listed under House of Chabrier or HouseofChabrier no spaces.
This is one of the reasons I've been going through old files, and looking at older work.  I will put up some of my favorite older work, and I hope you enjoy it.
However, since the site is experiencing upload problems I will publish the paintings above, and publish the others later.  Write when I get work, take care of your body because nobody else will.  Have a good day, be kind to your love ones, and feed them well.  A fed family is usually a happier more relaxed family.  Less shouting if everyone has food, and everyone gets their share of hugs and kisses.  It's either too hot, we are in a drought, or as some of you hit by Irene your home occupies a new flood plain.  My thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with you.  Everyone take care, and be sure to write if I get work.   Hugs... Annie

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wizards Dragons Dogs Chickens and Such

I've been drawing and painting, inking, and scheming new ideas and concepts.  The easiest way for me to do this is just draw, and see where my pencil leads me.  I've been considering making Needlepoint canvases out of all the dogs I've painted, but I don't know if there is a desire or need for dog portraits out there.  I love drawing Wizards and Fairies, Dragons and sailing ships, but then I do not know if there is any desire to stitch that subject matter.  Sooooooooo, I've been painting and drawing what I love, and hopefully I will get some feedback from someone to give me a clue if they should be translated into Needlepoint Canvases.
Here is what I've been working on lately:
The Wizard is riding his Friesian Stallion to wonderful adventures as shown in the border.  Everyone should have the opportunity to ride a beautiful horse, and take an adventure away from the hum drum of normal life.
Wizard Defender of Dragons, and all the weak, vulnerable, and helpless.  We all should have a Wizard in our life.
The Wonderful Wizard Marion Skydancer defender of the Innocent!  Marion Skydancer is a friend, fellow artist, photograper, and the model for all of my Wizards.  I love to draw his beard, long flowing white hair, and his rugged but dear countenance.  He can be seen at Deviant Art if you follow this link:

Wizard Defender of the Forest with his beautiful walking stick, and magical sword.  

Caped Wizard, ready to depart and take up his journey and quest.

Marion Skydancer, beloved Wizard A delicate balance needed to convey his loving spirit and fierce beauty.
These are my drawing of the Wizard, and I have more in the works.  Dog portraits I'v done aplenty, and boldly colored rooster, and softly colored hens are also in abundance.  Perhaps, tomorrow or later to day I will upload some more of my latest endeavors.  In this poor economy I do hope you will write when I get work, and send your thoughts to bolster my psyche.  Thank you, and I hope everyone out there has a productive and lucrative day.