Swan Sketch

I have been enjoying sketching the serene beauty of swans lately.  I really love how elegant their long necks are and how beautifully they float on the water.

swansketchWeb

 I think they influence and inspire my fae spirits long necks, too. I have consciously tried to draw them shorter, but my pencil doesn’t seem to listen. 🙂

One of my most favorite childhood memories was feeding the swans at Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon… and wading in the creek during the hot summer months.  I’d sure like to dip my toes in that cool water right now.

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

A Sweet Little Painting…

Fairy Painting, Tending Her Garden by Janell Mithani

Tending Her Garden, Acrylic on canvas, 8″ x 10″, by Janell Mithani

This sweet little fairy painting is a smaller size than I usually create.  It is just 8″ x 10″ and I usually work in 16″ x 20″ size or larger.  I had bought these new fun “twinkle” acrylic paints from ColourArte to use in some of my art workshops, so I needed to do some painting with them to see how they worked on canvas.  I also wanted to see if they would mix with my regular acrylic paints. They worked great! I loved the iridescent shine they have and how it is just enough to not overwhelm the painting.  You can find them at http://www.colourarte.com/.  The little fairy was added in right at the last-minute.  I decided she needed to be “Tending Her Garden.”

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

 

Fairy Sketches # 9 and # 10

Here are the last two sketches in my 10 Fairy Sketches Challenge.  Thanks again to Jonathan for motivating me.  Now I will begin creating some of them into paintings… I think I have a  summer’s worth of painting to do!  🙂

(Sorry about the quality of the pictures.   I didn’t have my camera with me so I used my phone camera.  )

Fairy sketch # 8 by Janell Mithani

Fairy Sketch # 10 by Janell Mithani

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

Fairy Sketch #6, #7, and #8

Here are three more sketches in my 10 fairy sketches challenge.

Fairy # 6, “Petal, hanging out in a grove of trees”

Fairy and Tree sketch by Janell Mithani

 

Fairy #7, “Ready for the Party”

fairy in dress by janell mithani

Fairy #8, “Little Lamb”  —  I don’t know why, but lately when I sketch a fairy with curly hair she looks like a lamb to me!  Maybe it’s the ears… 🙂

Lamb fairy by Janell Mithani

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell