Carved Animals by Sandra Healy

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hidden Caribou Airbrush Painting

This painting took a lot of time to design. It's based on several photos I took in Alaska. We were always looking for caribou in the landscape. In this painting there are 5 caribou, and a ptarmigan. Can you find them all?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Airbrush Painting: Hidden in the Redwood Sorrel

I had a photo which I took some time ago, of redwood sorrel and bedstraw, two plants which are found on the redwood forest floor. I thought it would make a nice painting, so started to sketch and soon all the animals entered into the story. The painting is about 5 by 6 inches.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hidden Ptarmigan Airbrush Painting

When I was in Alaska, I almost stepped on a willow ptarmigan sitting on her nest. Two people ahead of me stepped right over her without seeing the bird. But my foot was coming down too close, so she fluttered up and away only a few yards, then trusted to her cryptic coloration to keep her hidden.

Using the photos I took then, I did this painting using the airbrush. It's 5 by 7 inches.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

ArtFire Collection: Front Page!

This collection was featured on ArtFire's front page today! The curator of this says, "The twelve days of Christmas was a challenging collection in trying to find a tangible item for each of the twelve gifts. Hope you find something you'd like to give from an Artfire artist during the next twelve days!"

Friday, December 3, 2010

Heron ACEO and a Raven too

 I sold the other Raven ACEO (2.5 by 3.5 inch card) so made another. I put some hills in the background of this one. And the lively Heron just can't decide which of the many fish to have for lunch.

Raven and Heron cards are at ArtFire though they might not be these exact ones. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Raven and Dodo ACEOs

I've added two original little art card paintings 2.5 by 3.5 inches to my ArtFire studio, one of a RAVEN, and the other a DODO. Though I will make more of these approximate designs, each one is painted individually and so will be a bit different. It will be fun to see how they develop. I hope to have a lot more designs eventually.

What animals would you like to see?
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