January 3, 2008

I know…I know…I need to post some drawings/paintings/new work to this bloggity blog blog…however, since my trip to Florida for Christmas, I’ve been working on some serious website updates.  If you have a few moments visit FLYoung Studio and see the latest.  I’ve posted a slide show of the Southside Shellfish mural, a slew of Taste of the Month Illustrations, and the final pen & inks from the Christmas rush….(you mostly saw the pencil works via this blog, not the final inked versions….)  Anywho, I’m on the road again tomorrow…off to Atlanta for a few days, so I probably won’t post…but I’m not driving, so I hope to get some “sketch time” in while we ride along that boring interstate.

on to ink…

November 29, 2007

Christmas is upon us….and while I’m a tad bit sad that my Southside Shellfish project is coming to an end, there’s a part of me that thoroughly enjoys juggling 5 projects in my studio at once.  The popular medium of choice seems to be pen & ink, but I also have a few pet portraits to knock out before the big day.  (If you would like to commission work for the Christmas Season, be sure to contact me as soon as possible to get on the list…) 

Check out this lovely log cabin in North Carolina…I’ll move to ink it soon, but I love the rustic quality of pencil on paper, smudge-marks and all, it just seems appropriate for this old home.


All artwork copyright Heather L. Young 2007

new mural in the works…

November 5, 2007

Spent the whole weekend working on an exciting new mural project, for a new business, Southside Shellfish.  (That’s right, we will finally have a fresh seafood market on the southside of town.)  The owners presented me with quite a challenge when they asked me to paint on glass…for starters, not just any paint will adhere to glass…in fact, most window paintings are done with tempura, or acrylic on the inside of windows…A not so permanent solution, this method requires you to paint in reverse, and makes it a little more difficult to get that “realistic” look my friends are looking for…so what do you use to paint on the outside of glass, that is durable enough to withstand constant foot traffic, exhaust from the constant stream of cars, and direct sunlight for most of the days?  Automotive paint…the same stuff they use to paint pinstripes on cars…however it’s durability does come with on hitch, see below…