I have been in the fine arts / graphic arts business for many years, working in watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, acrylic airbrush and computer art (with experience in Photoshop and Illustrator). I display in local galleries, and do illustration for a wide variety of venues.
I can also be found at:
http://belief-is-magic.com - Portfolio examples
http://1-maggie-huft.pixels.com - Fine Art America storefront - NEW!
http://www.zazzle.com/maggiehuft - Zazzle storefront
http://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiehuft - Professional network

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Short update

Last week's artist league meeting was canceled due to large amounts of snow.  Things are back to normal now and most of the snow has melted in my area.  We were suppose to switch the artwork at Central Market last week, and that was delayed until this past weekend.  So - I have two new pieces up in that location - as follows:

Eyes Over Stomach

Treasure Hunt

Sunday, January 8, 2012

First project of 2012

I've decided to work on something larger than usual.  This piece is almost a full watercolor sheet.  Hopefully that doesn't mean it will take a lot more time.  I was setting up a still-life to photograph; and our flame-point Siamese decided to help.  This is the photo.

So far I have in the basic tones for the whole piece.  I used mask-out for the flowers so I could drop in some darker color behind them.  This photo is with the mask removed.  I admit, it was a lot of mask-out, but I was going for detail and this was the best way to do it that I know.  I wanted to get to this stage right away and get the mask removed in a timely manner.  I have noticed the longer you leave the mask on the paper, the harder it is to get it off.