Sunday, April 14, 2013

Plant Study

© Ellen Blonder
Does anyone know the name of this plant? I saw it growing in a large pot in Kauai, and loved its colorful ribbon-like leaves. This is a colored pencil study of it from my sketchbook.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Speckled Rooster - Final

© Ellen Blonder
I always seem to do the background last. One of these days I should lay something out completely before I begin painting, but I don't seem to work that way naturally. I'm happy putting this rooster in a lusher environment that where I found him, wandering around a strip mall parking lot where we went to pick up a take-out dinner in Kapa'a. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Speckled Rooster 10

© Ellen Blonder
Adding a blue sky always changes the balance, but I can't seem to resist. Getting close to finished now.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Speckled Rooster 9

© Ellen Blonder

 © Ellen Blonder

Nice to be painting again after a short break.