Tarja Barton Illustrator

Geese are here to stay

 

Apparently our neighbour’s pond won over our rolling hill (with the annoying humans). I just hope that they don’t decide to stroll across the busy road. For some reason, they seem to think that they own the neighbourhood.

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Garlic Illustration

It’s another rainy day at the latter part of April that couldn’t turn in to snow, or could it? Good grief, I hope not! While stuck in the house, I had a sudden urge to illustrate. After picking out a few items, outside (in the rain) and inside, I decided to try to illustrate a garlic. Surprisingly, I have not tried to draw one before. The drawing itself is done with 2H and 4B pencil, while the lettering is done using ‘Tombow’ Black Dual Brush pen. Illustrating is a great way to learn about the object itself and in this case the latin names.

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New Neighbours

Seems that we have new neighbours moving in.

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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.

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