Tarja Barton Illustrator

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

Echinacea purpurea – Eastern Purple Coneflower

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… Read More

Watercolour/Mixed Media Workshop – Antique Cutlery and Cranberries

Final painting completed today! Mostly painted in watercolour with some detail and highlights in Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. This past December, I became a member of the Pelham Art Association. They offer a variety of workshops and collaboration for local artists 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