Salamander Art Prints

Here's a little post on salamanders. Just because i love them, love finding them out in nature, and love drawing them. Below, a little watercolor of a Northern Red Salamander. Painted life-size.

salamander watercolor

Northern Red Salamander Watercolor Print
A fun little print, 3x4.5" in a 5x7" mat

Northern Two-Lined Salamander

Above, salamnder hunting. I found this one in a creek nearby my house. I believe it's a Northern Two-Lined Salamander.

Below, a fun little chart of some different salamanders found in North America. An 8x10 illustration.
You can find prints of it here: Salamander Illustration Chart

cute salamander art print

Colorful toucan painting and prints

My newest animal illustration, a Keel-billed Toucan. This guy's been in the back of my mind for a year or so and I was finally in the mood to paint something different and colorful.

toucan illustration - studio tuesday

I drew this Toucan up in the tree canopy of a rainforest, where they spend most of their time. Not especially good flyers, they prefer to hop along branches - and will follow each other in a line from tree to tree. They are quite animated birds that spend their time in groups, sparring with their bills and tossing fruit to themselves and each other!

Above are shots of the 11x14 print (left) and the matted 8x10 print (right) now available in my Etsy shop.
 

Whales illustration chart

Here's my newest illustration. My take on the classic whale poster, in my simplified illustration style. A selection of different whales and a few small cetaceans thrown in for fun, labeled with handwritten common names.

11 x 14" Watercolor and ink drawing

Below is a shot of the 11x14" print now up in my Etsy shop.

Pictured are the fin whale, narwhal, killer whale, humpback whale, bottlenose dolphin, bowhead whale, beluga whale, minke whale, blue whale, gray whale, and right whale. I think it would be a fun addition to a whale or ocean nursery or a whimsical print for the little animal lover's room!

11x14" Whale Chart Illustration
 

Under the sea ocean illustrations

A few commissioned ocean illustrations from the past year.

under the sea drawing - studio tuesday

Above, An 8x10 watercolor and ink illustration, commissioned for the holidays. This one features a sea turtle and octopuses, fish, seaweed, and fan coral. I had fun adding little details in like a crab, jellyfish, a seahorse, and a little hermit crab.

whale drawing - studio tuesday

A humpback whale and sea turtle, with other sea life in a rolling ocean

sailboat sea creatures drawing

An above / below ocean illustration, this one with a sailboat. The sea turtle makes another appearance, as does a whale in the distance. Limited this palette to blues, greens and yellows.

Killer Whales Watercolor Painting

"Spyhoppers" - Watercolor and ink drawing, 2015

"Spyhoppers" - Watercolor and ink drawing, 2015

My newest illustration. A 16x120" painting of three Killer Whales surfacing. The title refers to spyhopping, a behavior used by whales to see something above the surface of the water.
I haven't done a lot of artwork this large recently, so it was a fun change to work at this size. Below is a shot of the original for scale.

killer whales illustration

Prints are in the shop, available in a few different sizes
8x10 Print
11x14 or 13x19 Print

Whale Shark Underwater Illustration

My newest illustration. A whale shark, which I've had in the back of my mind for a while now. In Madagascar Whale Sharks are known as Marokintana, which translates to "many stars". This name was the inspiration for this illustration. A star covered ocean giant, swimming under a star filled sky.
I did a little experimenting painting a bit of the Milky Way, which will show up in another illustration I have planned.

13x19 Whale Shark Print

13x19 Whale Shark Print

I have prints in 3 sizes available in my Etsy Shop.
8x10 Prints available here
11x14 and 13x19 Prints available here

Owl drawings - whimsical species chart

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I always have a lot of fun translating different animals into this simplified style. This was an interesting challenge, finding a way to portray these different owl species. I ended up putting more detail into these than i typically do. I'm happy with the result and I think each one ended up unique from the others. This illustration features a variety of North American owl species, each labeled in handwritten text.

Prints are in my 100 Owls shop: 13x19 Owl Chart

Duck Nursery Art Prints

I just added my little series of ducks drawings to the website, six illustrations for now. Below is my favorite from the series, an American Wigeon.

American Wigeon - 5x5" ink and watercolor illustration

American Wigeon - 5x5" ink and watercolor illustration

5x5" Duck Prints available in my Etsy Shop! Mix and match from the six illustrations and create your own set. Printed on a nice heavyweight etching art paper. I think it would make a cute little series for a nursery!

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Hooded Merganser, Buffledhead, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, Mallard, Canvasback.

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Hooded Merganser, Buffledhead, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, Mallard, Canvasback.

Maine trips

Happy New Year! Today I'm sitting inside, enjoying the snow, and thinking about past and future Maine trips. Here are a few photos from trips of the last couple years. rockland breakwater lighthouse This was taken on the Rockland - Vinalhaven Ferry. In the distance, Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.

puffins matinicus rock From my trip out to Matinicus Rock, one of the seabird and puffin nesting islands. puffins maine Puffins on Matinicus Rock

arctic tern nesting An Arctic Tern and chick on Matinicus Rock. They are quite bold and nest right among the paths. owls head lighthouse Another shot from the Rockland Ferry. This is Owl's Head Lighthouse, viewed from Rockland Harbor.

Also check out my new mapped Pinterest board that I've been experimenting with. Midcoast Maine in photos and art: http://www.pinterest.com/studiotuesday/midcoast-maine-in-photos-art/