Monday, September 15, 2014

Dragon Familiar



Title: "Dragon Familiar"
Medium: Ink and Watercolor on 140 pound watercolor paper.
Size: 8x6 inches
Genre: Fantasy

Having bit of fun with lifedrawing-- sprinkle a bit of faerie dust in the studio, snd this is what happens. I wanted to call this one "My Eyes Are Up Here" but an esteemed colleague said it was too pretty a drawing for such ribald humor. So it's "Dragon Familiar" instead.  Ink and watercolor, 8x6 inches.

Note: the top part of the painting is much whiter; didn't photograph that way. Can't use my scanner for these as the light values drop out. Camera works fine with a little tweaking of the image to get it back to looking like the original. Although the original looks much nicer!

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"Moonflowers" now available as a print on Fine Art America: 



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fairy on a Frog


"Fairy on a Frog"
Genre: Fantasy
Size: 8x10 inches
Medium: Acrylic on panel

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Work in Progress: Fairy on a Frog

The Fairy is a clay figure I made, and the Frog is part of my plastic animals collection. Here you can see the first 3 stages of this painting.

Title: Work in Progress: Fairy on a Frog
Genre: Fantasy
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 8x10




Monday, September 08, 2014

Fairy & Friends



Title: "Fairy & Friends"
Artist: Theresa Taylor Bayer
Medium: Acrylic on Raymar panel
Size: 24x18 inches
Genre: Fantasy

A very sedate Fairy with a group of goofy friends.  I wanted to make her wings look like they are actually growing out of her back. For reference I used a photo taken of a model in my art group, plus other photos I've taken of peacocks, butterflies, cats, and trees. The frog was one of my collection of plastic animals.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fairy Friends


Title: "Fairy Friends"
Medium: Colored pencil, with ink touches, on gray toned Strathmore 400 series paper.
Size: 5x7 inches on 5.5 x 8.5 inch paper (margin left for a mat). 
Genre: Fantasy

Seems like I'm all over the map, what with all the experimenting I've been doing lately. Looking to find a 2nd medium besides acrylics, so that's what all the wandering about is about. I really like colored pencil on toned paper, and it translates well into acrylics, as well. 


Thursday, June 05, 2014

Moth Fairy



Title: "Moth Fairy"
Medium: Acrylic on Raymar panel
Size: 9x12 inches
Genre: Fantasy



Friday, May 02, 2014

Morning Fog Study

This is another landscape study. It's from a photo I took at a plein air outing-- I confess to doing more photography than painting at those meetings. I'm getting faster at painting, which is great. I'd like to integrate this kind of speed into my fantasy painting. I'm sure this practice will help.

Oddly enough, no matter what genre I paint there is an element of whimsy to it. Perhaps painting reveals the soul.




Title: "Morning Fog Study"
Size: 8x10 inches
Medium: Acrylic on wrapped canvas, sides painted
Genre: Landscape