Friday, August 14, 2015

Botanical Blues

cicada and poppy pod


Poppy pods.

Working on some botanical silhouettes in watercolor.
Working on some botanical silhouettes in cool blues and browns.
Simple washes, studying form and shape.
Getting the brushes moving.

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Paintings!

 Domed Nest
 Rust Insect Collection 
Woven Nest
A few new paintings in my Golly Bard shop tonight! 
Have a wonderful weekend all!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Nestlings in Rose Bramble
New prints in my Etsy shop!
Nestlings in Rose Bramble prints available in small and large format.
Twig type alphabet prints from A-Z also available.

Early morning painting is the best.
working on a few new nest studies.
I've become slightly obsessed with the negative space.

Tangled up in another woven nest.
I'm still a bit tangled up in this one but I'm getting there.
I hope to have a shop update with original paintings some time next week.
So stay tuned!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Drawn to Nature

Cover Drawn to Nature journal
I'm so excited to share some news with you…
Last year I licensed my work for a nature sketchbook and journal.
It's filled with new images and favorites from the GB archive.

Inside Drawn to Nature
Drawn to Nature encourages you to take a closer look at the natural world around you. 
Each journal includes a pencil and plenty of space for you to write and draw.
My favorite part is a pocket filled with envelopes and stickers 
for gathering things you find.

Forest and trees
You can pre-order Drawn to Nature on Amazon now. 
It will be in stock in early July in the USA and later in July for Amazon UK.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Busy Bees

Beekeeping from the beginning.

Beekeeping from the beginning.

Beekeeping from the beginning.

Beekeeping from the beginning.
Things have been busy here at the GB studio.
I'm working on a few different illustration projects and that's always exciting,
 but I look forward to simply painting for me - which seems like a luxury these days!
I took a beekeeping class this winter which is something I've always wanted to do.
I helped my neighbors install packages of honeybees into their hives last week.
So far so good. We checked the hives on Sunday and the queens are alive and well!
That's me with our mentor who is firing up the smoker.
We really didn't need it. The bees are so calm and docile.
I'll look forward to helping my neighbors this spring and summer.
Hopefully I will have beehives of my own one day!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Making Plans

Birds are very distracting when I am trying to work. ��
I'm working on roughs for a fun illustration project.
I can't live without my kneaded eraser!
Making plans.
I really do enjoy drawing. Illustration projects often require a bit more planning.
Piecing some ideas together. ✂️
I rarely draw out ideas in advance of a painting when I'm painting for myself.
Working on roughs for a fun illustration project.
Sometimes it's fun to work differently, play with new ideas,
and change up my routine just a little bit!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Be Mine

Be Mine
Hello all! A sweet deal just for you!
I'm having a shop SALE! 
Enjoy 20% off prints and paintings through February 14th.
Use coupon code: BEMINE at checkout.
Have a great weekend!