Scout – Custom Pet Portrait

December 30, 2010

Scout Custom Pet Portrait Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Painting

Scout, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named after the character in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

8″x10″

Acyrlic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

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Sneak Peek!

December 6, 2010

 

Kitty portrait in progress!

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It’s a little late for our anniversary, but I’m pretty sure illustration board counts.

ocean view from our balcony in jamaica

View from our balcony including “funny tree” – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Acrylic and Oil Wash on Strathmore’s finest

It will eventually find its place on the wall next to the tree we got married under…

Savannah Yacht Club oak painting by heather l young

Savannah Yacht Club

and a print of my most favorite painting of all time.  Terribly sappy, I know…

all artwork ©2010 HLY

Custom Art for Christmas

October 18, 2010

If you’ve been pondering that portrait of Fido or a sketch of your childhood home, now is the time to get on the list.  My schedule fills fast this time of year, and I’ve got some serious holiday travel lined up.  Only 68 days left until Christmas! Eeeeeek!

custom pen and ink drawing of a house by heather l young of theinklab

Remi custom French Bulldog Portrait by heather l young

custom pen and ink drawing of a house lindauer by heather l young

No house is too big or too small and I’m a sucker for just about any furry baby!  All I need are some awesome photos to work from, and a little bit of time.  I can also make archival prints of the original work  so that other friends and family members can have a little memento too!

Most importantly, I want to remind you all to consider buying handmade this year and supporting your local art community.  Aside from bringing home the most unique gifts, you’ll also be keeping people like myself from having to get a “real” job…(I hear there’s not many of those anyway)…so keep it quirky, and  buy handmade!

Email heather@flyoungstudio.com or click on my shopping links to the right to get started.  Hugs~

 

sneak peek…

September 29, 2010

sneak peek of my latest painting

Landscape detail with 4 washes of oil paint.  Many more to go.

In other news, my Live Oak Trees received some blog love this week…thanks Miss Jazzy Elizabeth!

Avery Complete!

August 4, 2010

Special thanks to Lindsay for such an awesome project!  It’s not too often that I get asked to paint “people portraits” in my Acrylic & Oil Wash technique…so this was a real treat.  You may have seen the work in progress here.

Portrait of Avery by Heather L. Young FLYoung Studio

Avery with Popsicle

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

11″x14″

©2010 Heather L. Young

P.S. want a people portrait?  I’d be happy to whip one up for ya…just email heather@flyoungstudio.com

Sometimes a personal connection with a subject makes it incredibly hard to capture in a truly representational form.  My brain tells me “I know what that cat looks like”…my brush listens to my brain instead of trusting my eyes, and the next thing you know,  you don’t even recognize the work in front of you. Thankfully, I took this one slow…adding a wash here, a wash there…I knew at some point it would speak to me, and it did.

Piccolo Custom Cat Portrait by Heather L. Young

Piccolo on Jones Street

11″x14″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Illustration board

©2010 Heather L. Young

P.S. There’s still time to get a portrait of Man’s Best Friend for Father’s Day…book quick!