Elway Underpainting

July 21, 2011

Can’t wait to paint my own “mushed face” dog! I love pug wrinkles!

Elway Underpainting for Pug Portrait

Only the Acrylic underpainting here (patriotic feel, no?)  Many washes of oil to go!

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Don’t miss this Saturday’s Eat- Play- Learn Lecture and Luncheon for Women!  The event will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center from 10:30am-1pm.  New York Times Best-Selling Author, Karen White, will give a presentation and hold a Q&A session followed by lunch.  There will be boutique shopping at this event, with yours truly there selling some goodies from The Ink Lab at discounted prices!  I will also be debuting my long awaited Oak Notes at this event, so grab your girls and come on out for the day!  For more information visit the Eat-Play-Learn site, and register early to save a few bucks.  Hope to see you all there!

Weeping Willow Prints

January 13, 2011

We have a few sparse willows around these parts, but they grow like mad in the Chicago-land burbs.  This particular tree lives along Waubonsie Lake, in Aurora.  I am currently drawing the next willow in the series, but you can snag this one early via The Ink Lab. (Available in Moss Green, Icy Blue, and Natural)

Weeping Willow Pen and Ink Drawing with Moss Green Watercolor Wash

Weeping Willow Aurora No. 1

5″x7″ Hand Watercolored and Signed in Moss Green

©2011 Heather L. Young

 

 

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~

 

I’m working on a series of Isle of Hope sketches, and very thrilled to have the new Pink Door Gift Boutique in Norwood Market carrying the prints.  If you haven’t checked them out, they have an eclectic mix of gifts, and having just opened a week ago, I’m sure there’s much more to come.  Thanks Christy and Teresa for your continued support of my work!

Isle of Hope United Methodist Church Watercolor on Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L. Young

©2010 Heather L. Young

Hand Watercolored Prints and Mini Prints also available in my online shop.

I’m so excited to finally have the Live Oak Tree Prints for sale. They’re available in three different treatments, Icy Blue and Moss Green hand watercolored prints, and archival black prints on Natural paper.  All are hand-signed, and though they are listed at 5×7 inches, I can certainly print 8×10’s or even 11×14’s should you fancy a larger size.

Live Savannah Oak Tree Paintings and Drawings by Heather L. Young of theinklab.etsy.com

©2010 Heather L. Young, theinklab

I welcome your comments, and I’m still tree huntin’ so if you know of a spectacular oak, do tell!

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