Carved Animals by Sandra Healy

Thursday, February 24, 2011


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hidden Animals in the trees

I'm starting to work on another hidden animal painting. So far I just have a few sketches and thoughts. Can I really turn trees reflected in a mountain lake into animals?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Painted Backgrounds

My latest painting venture is to paint backgrounds for my carving photographs. It's an interesting problem, since product photos have to show off the item, while the background is, well, in the background. So the paintings have to be fairly light, and not too detailed. It's been fun! I do need to paint more habitats.

Here are 3 examples of different painted backdrops, and a Blackpoll Warbler in the forest habitat.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hidden in the Dunes Multimedia Painting

I've finished this painting now. Well I think I have anyway. It might be fun to compare this with the previous post of the same artwork at an earlier stage. It's no longer an airbrush painting, but has to be called multimedia with the addition of marking pens and colored pencil. What fun this was!

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