Had to run out to get another giclee print matted, to replace the one already sold at the SONSI exhibit! It’s open to public on Saturdays and Sundays at the The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre in Ancaster, Ontario.
Spent a nice afternoon at Country Gardens RV Park in Kitchener, Ontario and took some photos of their 2nd annual Classic Car Show. Beautiful weather and beautiful cars!
This illustration was created using just a little watercolor to determine shadows and highlights and Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils for all detail work. All that needs to be done now is to create museum quality giclee prints and delivery to the exhibit location in Ancaster, Ontario.
Finally decided on the type of plant I wanted to illustrate for the exhibit at The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre in Ancaster, Ontario. Pencil drawing of the Echinacea purpurea is done and transferred to watercolor paper. My studio is organized and ready for some serious painting! The exhibit will be open to visitors during weekends between September 5 and November 1, 2015. If you’re in the area, come and visit the exhibit to view beautiful illustrations created by members of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators group. Exhibit is at The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre, located in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. http://www.giantsrib.ca/discovery-centres/
In between illustrating a House Finch, I took my camera to my backyard and took a few photos of my own flowers and a butterfly. Hope to use them in future paintings. You never know!
If anyone knows what kind of butterfly I have captured here, I would love to know!
Enjoyed a nice visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario today. Beautiful sunny day with just slight wind to deal with. Managed to get a few reference photos for possible use in upcoming botanical watercolours.