Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mountain Goat (finished): March 31, 2009

It's finished! Maybe. I'll have to live with it for a day to see if I want to make any changes. "Mountain Goat, Hidden Lake Overlook, Glacier" is an acrylic 11"x14" painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mountain Goat (progress): March 27, 2009

I worked on this until bedtime on Friday so it was too dark to photograph the progress that day. And then, this weekend was super busy. I finally got a photo taken late this afternoon (Sunday). Some of the foreground has been laid in.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Junior Duck Stamp and Website: March 24, 2009

Today, I, along with 4 others, had the priviledge of judging the Junior Duck Stamp Competition for Montana. We gathered at the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge in Stevensville and spent 4 hours pouring over all the entries. It's very exciting to see the talent that our young artists have. They ranged in age from kindergarten to high school. The best of show entry will go on to the National Junior Duck Stamp Competition in Washington, DC, in April.

In other news - I now have an official website! It's been long in coming so I'm really excited to have it done. It's still a work in progress but I do have the basics - a gallery to showcase my work, an "about" page with my biography and artist's statement, contact information and news about current, upcoming and past show. You can visit it at www.KianaFecteau.com.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mountain Goat (progress): March 20, 2009

Some of the detail in the mountains has been put in.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mountain Goat (progress): March 19, 2009

This is the beginning of a new acrylic painting "Mountain Goat, Hidden Lake Overlook, Glacier". For the underpainting, I used a wash of acrylic paints thinned down to give a watercolor effect.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Juliette (complete): March 15, 2009

"Juliette" is a 4"x6" acrylic painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Juliette (progress): March 14, 2009

This is Juliette. She's a Yorkie in acrylic, in progress.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Glacier III (finished): March 10, 2009

"Glacier III" is an 11"x14" acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Glacier III (progress): March 9, 2009

This is coming along. It looks a bit ghastly because of the swaths of wild color on the lower third of the painting. That was done just to get some paint on the surface. It will be followed by more exacting colors and shapes.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Glacier III (progress): March 7, 2009

Some of the shadows and highlights have been put in on the mountain.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Glacier III (progress): March 6, 2009

I only got a little done on "Glacier III" today. The Olde Coffee Mill in Stevensville, Montana, called needing an artist to show for First Friday, which is tonight. Their previously scheduled artist didn't work out so I put up my paintings and a few of my husband's photographic prints. They will be on display through the rest of the month.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Glacier III (progress): March 4, 2009

This is an acrylic painting (in progress) of a scene along the Red Rock Lakes Trail in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park, Montana.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Even More Bike Rack Designs: March 2, 2009

These are the last of the Bike Rack Designs. The designs themselves are 15" in diameter painted and drawn in ink on freezer paper.