sloth studies

I did some sloth sketches today.  It's for a new project -  well a revisit of an old project.  I bought myself some markers, water colors and gouache. I've never really used gouache or watercolors before my paintings last week - so it's fun to just experiment.  So far, I feel like it suits me much better than oil paints. I'm pretty happy with the 2nd one and might end up using that one in the final project. blue sloth in tree illustration painting drawing

orange sloth in tree illustration painting drawing

orange sloth in tree illustration painting drawing

Print studies

Isabelle of *stargarten came over for our yearly 4th of July weekend painting party. This year we used tiny print and pattern clippings as inspiration (to be posted soon). Here's what I did for the day. 20110707-083615.jpg Isabelle post yours soon! They were awesome.

Send Us to Borneo to help Orangutans!!! is sending 10 "Action Agents" to Borneo to protect the orangutans and the forest.  Project Borneo is a collaboration between deforestAction and Orangutan Outreach.  This is an amazing opportunity to really contribute to conservation in Borneo, and work with the fabulous Dr. Willie Smits.  Participants will be communicating to the world about their experience in Borneo - through internet, tv and a movie.  Participants will work to save the forests and the orangutans, but also replant forests with the community - creating a sustainable model that makes protecting the forests profitable for the local communities. I would love the opportunity to take part in this project.   My sister and I both applied.  See our videos below.  Please also go to their site and VOTE for us & help us go to Borneo!!!