Tarja Barton Illustrator

Classic Car Show 2015

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!

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Echinacea purpurea – Eastern Purple Coneflower

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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.

Echinacea purpurea Botanical Illustration – The Beginning

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/

House Finch Illustration – June 29, 2015

House Finch Illustration. Watercolor and Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils. ©2015 Tarja K. Kuronen.HouseFinch_Jun29_fb

Blooms from my own garden – June 29, 2015

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!

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Royal Botanical Gardens June 2015

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.ClematisPurple1 Iris_Yellow1 Iris_YellowPurple2 Iris_YellowWhite1 Peony4_June2015 PeonyMultiColours4 PeonyPink1 PeonyPink2 PeonyWhiteWithRedMiddle3 PurpleFlower1

First blooms of the season

Decided to take some photos of my own garden, before a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario. Always good to check that lenses are clean and battery is fully charged!

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