Friday, September 19, 2014

The Neriad

Title: "The Neriad"
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 18x24
Genre: Fantasy


Prints available on Fine Art America.

Description: A Neriad contemplates her underwater life, surrounded by sea creatures. The fish going after the key symbolizes the quest for knowledge that may come at a price. The octopus symbolizes worldly concerns such as career, wealth, and lifestyle, since octopi are very intelligent and flexible. The seahorse symbolizes fun and childlike curiosity.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dragon Familiar

Title: "Dragon Familiar"
Medium: Ink and Watercolor on 140 pound watercolor paper.
Size: 8x6 inches
Genre: Fantasy

Having bit of fun with lifedrawing-- sprinkle a bit of faerie dust in the studio, snd this is what happens. I wanted to call this one "My Eyes Are Up Here" but an esteemed colleague said it was too pretty a drawing for such ribald humor. So it's "Dragon Familiar" instead.  Ink and watercolor, 8x6 inches.

Note: the top part of the painting is much whiter; didn't photograph that way. Can't use my scanner for these as the light values drop out. Camera works fine with a little tweaking of the image to get it back to looking like the original. Although the original looks much nicer!


"Moonflowers" now available as a print on Fine Art America: 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fairy on a Frog

"Fairy on a Frog"
Genre: Fantasy
Size: 8x10 inches
Medium: Acrylic on panel

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Work in Progress: Fairy on a Frog

The Fairy is a clay figure I made, and the Frog is part of my plastic animals collection. Here you can see the first 3 stages of this painting.

Title: Work in Progress: Fairy on a Frog
Genre: Fantasy
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 8x10

Monday, September 08, 2014

Fairy & Friends

Title: "Fairy & Friends"
Artist: Theresa Taylor Bayer
Medium: Acrylic on Raymar panel
Size: 24x18 inches
Genre: Fantasy

A very sedate Fairy with a group of goofy friends.  I wanted to make her wings look like they are actually growing out of her back. For reference I used a photo taken of a model in my art group, plus other photos I've taken of peacocks, butterflies, cats, and trees. The frog was one of my collection of plastic animals.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fairy Friends

Title: "Fairy Friends"
Medium: Colored pencil, with ink touches, on gray toned Strathmore 400 series paper.
Size: 5x7 inches on 5.5 x 8.5 inch paper (margin left for a mat). 
Genre: Fantasy

Seems like I'm all over the map, what with all the experimenting I've been doing lately. Looking to find a 2nd medium besides acrylics, so that's what all the wandering about is about. I really like colored pencil on toned paper, and it translates well into acrylics, as well. 

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Moth Fairy

Title: "Moth Fairy"
Medium: Acrylic on Raymar panel
Size: 9x12 inches
Genre: Fantasy