Page 5 of Coralie’s Quest;
Look out, Coralie!

Page 5 of Coralie’s Quest;

Look out, Coralie!

Coralie’s Quest: Page 04
Things are starting to get serious for our little maiden!

Coralie’s Quest: Page 04

Things are starting to get serious for our little maiden!

Page 03 of my new comic Coralie’s Quest is online today! Updated every Friday, Coralie’s Quest is the story of one toad’s journey to help her cousin (and maybe overcome a few of her own fears along the way).

Page 03 of my new comic Coralie’s Quest is online today! Updated every Friday, Coralie’s Quest is the story of one toad’s journey to help her cousin (and maybe overcome a few of her own fears along the way).

I spent my afternoon/early evening down by the Thames River with my beau (not pictured). This was my first foray back into oils since college. I’m looking forward to more afternoons like this. This shot was taken at the 3/4 mark, so the painting still had a ways to go. 
I’ve always been timid about using oils, because I was concerned about the toxicity and flammability of the solvents. An old buddy of mine, who painted the most vibrant and beautiful portraits of people and antique cars in oil, steered me onto the idea of painting without solvents; she used oils to clean her brushes, and just added more oil for the ‘fat’ layers. It’s taken me years to try it and I gotta say I’m sorry I waited so long: I’m a fan.
Coralie’s Quest: Page 02
Coralie’s Quest: Page 01
Coralie and Alain pose for a photo at Coralie’s last Birthday party. Spring is a very busy time of year for toads, as there are a lot of birthday parties to attend.
Mrs. Zeki has been friends with Coralie for a long time. Mice age differently than toads. Mrs. Zeki is actually only two years old. She lives in a stump close to Coralie’s house.

Also, this goodie.

<3

It’s International Dog Day!

Today I’m giving thanks to my two best dog-buddies, Sophie Bean and Oscar T.