Tarja Barton Illustrator

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… Read More

Boreal Chickadee in the studio

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 in progress

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

Ready, set, colour…

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

Boreal Chikadee Illustration

The Boreal Chikadee Poecile hudsonica is an extremely rare visitor to Niagara Region. I’ve chosen to illustrate this particular bird for its beautiful colouring. This illustration will be mixed media using graphite, watercolours and Faber-Castell polychromos colour pencils…. Read More

Boreal Chickadee Illustration

Another bird illustration in the beginning stages. Rough sketches first and then I’ll transfer to watercolour paper and begin illustration, most likely with watercolour and coloured pencils.

House Finch Illustration – June 29, 2015

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

House Finch ‘Carpodacus mexicanus’ illustration – work in progress

Work continues on the House Finch illustration this week. So far, I have painted in the background and also the main colour areas for the bird itself. Some detail was added with watercolour round brush No. 3 and… Read More

House Finch Illustration – work in progress

This week at Inkberry Studio, I’m learning about Niagara Birds, specifically about the House Finch ‘Carpodacus mexicanus’. The House Finch is native to the west, but in the 1940s pet dealers in New York imported these birds to… Read More

‘Cyanistes caeruleus’, Blue Tit Illustration, March 16, 2014

Earlier illustration which I completed in March 2014. Mixed media water-colour and colour pencil illustration of a Blue Tit. Museum quality giglée prints are available for purchase at Etsy.com

Northern Cardinal Illustration

Another illustration completed for the bird series. ‘Cardinalis cardinalis’ Northern Cardinal, female. Mixed media watercolor and Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil on Arches Hot Pressed 140 lb. water-color block.

InkberryStudio etsy.com shop is open!

This week at Inkberry Studio – Giclee prints are now available for purchase through www.etsy.com at my ‘InkberryStudio’ Shop! I will be adding more artwork as they become available.