Winter Cupcake

Winter Cupcake art
Gayle Wheatley, Oil on Canvas, 12″ x 9″

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

Sweet Stuff, Grrrr!

Sweet Stuff, Grrrr! art

(Colored Pencils on Paper)

Wow, this is a weekend of holidays! It’s Chinese New Year this Sunday!!! Yay for the year of the Tiger! It’s also Valentine’s Day, then President’s Day, then Mardi Gras…and the Winter Olympics just kicked off! What a blast of fun! So, have a Happy Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, President’s Day and Mardi Gras everyone!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! art

Gayle Wheatley, “Twizzle and Fizz”, Watercolor on Paper

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! art

Gayle Wheatley, “Holiday Flowing Wreath”, Watercolor on Paper

The Original Ladybug and The Skeleton

The Original Ladybug and The Skeleton art
My Halloween illustration this year (see post below) was completely inspired by our halloween personas created for the Muse Halloween Costume Ball at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The ball was filled with elaborate, creative, clever costumes. My personal faves were a beekeeper with bees affixed to the outside of his bee suit, a venus fly trap whose plant parts encircled his head, Rainbow Brite, Clark Griswald with a squirrel on his back from Christmas Vacation, Green Lantern, Moses and the Golden Calf, and space travelers with full sized astronaut bubbles…I need to get one of those next year so I can recreate one of my paintings and have my floating goldfish inside around my face! Anyway, it was a blast!
The Original Ladybug and The Skeleton art
The Original Ladybug and The Skeleton art
The Original Ladybug and The Skeleton art
The Original Ladybug and The Skeleton art

The Ladybug and the Skeleton

The Ladybug and the Skeleton art

Colored Pencil on Paper

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Web

Pumpkin Web art

Watercolor on Paper

The Green Fairy

The Green Fairy art

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!!!
Gayle Wheatley, colored pencil & ink on paper

Inspirations: Irish luck + shamrocks, Moulin Rouge + absinthe, Thumbelina + Peter Pan

Holiday Card for Southern Bride Magazine

Holiday Card for Southern Bride Magazine art
Gayle Wheatley, digital

I had the opportunity to create this festive card for Southern Bride magazine this season. I had been playing around with sketches for my own holiday card featuring a girl in a candy cane dreamland, and thought this wonderland would be beautiful with a happy bride in her gown and veil, decked out in diamonds, with diamond snow drops falling all around her. This is how it all turned out!

Happy Holidays!!

Happy Holidays!! art
Wishing everyone a fun-filled holiday and a totally fabulous 2009!

Gayle Wheatley
“Candy Cane Wonderland”
Watercolor on Paper, 18″ x 24″
Inspirations: Candy Canes, Watermelons, baking sugar cookies and funky cupcakes, “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Mele Kalikimaka” (the Hawaiian Christmas Song)

The Devil’s BBQ

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
The Devils BBQ art
The Devils BBQ art
Gayle Wheatley, Colored Pencil on Paper

Kartika Review features my latest illustration

Kartika Review features my latest illustration artThis year my custom illustrated holiday card was spotted by the editors at Kartika Review…who liked it so much they contacted me about featuring it with their publication…so all holiday visitors to their site were greeted with my illustrated card Kartika Review features my latest illustration art

Kartika Review features my latest illustration art

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