Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Birthday, Mother's Day, and Citrus All In One



So this is my attempt at digital painting. I decided a while back that I would do a series of paintings for my mom for her birthday/Mother's day (which are only two weeks apart). The theme of the series is her with our dog (Maui) going about their daily activities at our lake house. That seems to be where they both are happiest and that is how I like to think of them. I initially started painting them on watercolor paper, but I got so frustrated with the results that I decided I needed to try something new. And here is the first completed piece created completely in photoshop.... enjoy! I will post the rest of them as I finish them.

For those of you who know my mother (ahem, Lainey) please don't say anything to her about what I'm up to. I am getting this one printed and will be taking it home to her next week, so until then keep this hush hush. I am fairly certain that my mom doesn't get online for anything uless it is completely necessary, so I'm hopefully safe there. If not, Happy Birthday/Mother's Day, Mom!

And finally, since I haven't posted to Illustration Friday in FOREVER, I thought that I would make this fit into this weeks topic: citrus. The palette is "citrusy" right? And also, this is a painting of morning at the lake, and I gaurantee that later on this particular afternoon my mom will make margaritas, which are made with lime juice, which is a citrus fruit. So there.

Happy Wednesday!

12 comments:

Magpie said...

this is gorgeous. love it. :) i'm sure your mom will too!!

tracey morgan said...

love it!

ms. froggie said...

an ATTEMPT???? brittney, this is really lovely. wonderful color and expressions. thanks o much for sharing it! :))

erika said...

this is beautiful and i echo with ms. froggie, an attempt?!

psh, it's perfect and citrusy too.

KaRLa said...

Ohh great style,lovely !!

mike r baker said...

Wow! Your work is gorgeous! I love it all like crazy! This piece is awesome - I'd say you have trouble with digital painting.

Giselle Gonzalez said...

ADORABLE! really great piece

mcscrub said...

very smooth a bright summer mornin
just need some jave and im there great job

KittyMeow said...

I love your style, your entire blog!!! Fantastic :-)

Sahar Ajami said...

great style
I like your illos
very very beautiful!!!

giggles said...

This is absolutely adorable....she will love it....The dog is so lovable looking....great job! Love your style by the way!

Jedulous said...

really, really pretty. i love your use of texures. man, i'm inspired, and intimidated all at once!

jed