Friday, March 23, 2012

IF: Swamp

I'd never realized before that swamps seem to be one of my favorite settings for paintings until I started thinking about today's Illustration Friday topic. I discovered I have a number of paintings set in the swamp, so I thought I'd cheat a little bit and drag another one out from the archives. If you've been to my website, then you've probably already seen this and if you haven't, then it'll be brand new to you!
This painting is available as a print on my Etsy shop.

This topic seems unusually appropriate to me since only just a couple weeks ago we visited the Heard Natural Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary where there's a beautiful wetlands trail:

I'm glad I found some local inspiration for future set-in-the-swamp paintings!

9 comments:

Patti said...

perfect for the topic. nice work.

Kristy Orr said...

I'm just so curious about what happens in the house on his back. I love the warm lighting as well!

art is jok(k)e(n) said...

nice illustration!

k.h.whitaker said...

love this illustration

Kristine Allphin-Brakenhoff said...

Wonderfully done.

Sheryl McClure-Pitler said...

I like your work! Imaginative, great lines and coloring, expressive!

Creations By Mit said...

Very nice! The dragonfly doesn't realize it yet, but the turtle is so excited because he just spotted lunch! (My pet turtle shows similar enthusiasm! Though he does not have such a neat house on his back!)

Lynda Frank said...

Those are really nice illustrations! And it does help that you have local inspirations where you can just immerse yourself and spill it all on paper or canvas. It would be nice to see where you get your inspirations for your other artworks as well! Cheers!

Lynda

Chris Clay said...

It’s always nice when something sparks an old inspiration that you once had but couldn’t fulfill. At least now you had the time to improve upon it and finally put the finishing touches. And I really like your website. It’s quite interactive and loads pretty quickly. Though a picture of you for the bio and some images for the contact page would be a good addition. Cheers!

Chris Clay | The Clay Media