Tarja Barton Illustrator

Sunset Feb. 12, 2018

Raced home to capture this sunset. Love the colours, but so done with this winter! Is it possible that we still have 7 weeks of possible snow?

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SONSI 2016 Exhibit at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Grimsby Public Art Gallery will be hosting the SONSI 2016 Exhibit during September 17 and November 6, 2016. Along with my own illustrations, there will also be beautiful illustrations on display by 9 other SONSI group members. If you’re in the area, come and visit the exhibit to view nature illustrations created by members of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators. The Gallery is located at 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario.

Sketching at the Ramsay Wright Zoological Laboratory, Toronto, ON

This past Saturday, June 11, 2016, I had an amazing opportunity to visit the Ramsay Wright Zoological Laboratory at the University of Toronto. As a member of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI), I was able to spend the afternoon sketching and photographing their zoological specimens. Their collection includes bones and skulls, dissected wet specimens as well as taxidermy mounts.

Pigeon Sketch for WordPress

Boreal Chickadee in the studio

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Work is coming along pretty well. Today I have been working on the branch using watercolours. Actual size of the illustration is 17 inches wide by 11.25 inches high.

Boreal Chickadee

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There is no question that this bird illustration is time consuming, but I am hoping to create a realistic representation of it. In order to accomplish that, the illustration will require many layers of colour.

Boreal Chickadee in progress

As I work on the feathers, I am already thinking ahead about how I will illustrate the branch.Boreal_Chickadee-May10-web

Ready, set, colour…

The tedious process of illustrating feathers has begun. I’m using .2 mm embossing stylus along with Faber-Castell Colour Pencils.colour-pencils-IMG_1007-web

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