Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Christmas Beagle" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

Colored Pencil
This beagle is in the Christmas mood with his santa hat and red ribbon. Each year it is such a joy to create more Christmas card ideas for the dog lovers. You can find this design on cards, ornaments and lots more unique gifts ideas in my Zazzle store.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Commissioned Dog Portrait "Angel" Oil by Charlotte Yealey

This is "Angel" who is missed very much by her owner . Angel was a one eyed Rottweiler and best friend of Bridget, my online friend. Check out her blog and see all her pets. She makes beautiful jewelry.

Work in progress Colored pencil by Charlotte Yealey

This piece is coming along a lot better and I am finally getting the background to shape up with more layers. Colored pencil works can be frustrating because the multiple layers and the time involved but the medium is well worth it with results of great detail.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Work in progress Colored pencil by Charlotte Yealey

My work has slowed on this piece and now I have a problem. The lake water was the only thing in the background of the photo and I am not liking what colors I chose for the lake water. I will try to lighten what is there.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Work in progress Colored pencil by Charlotte Yealey

I finally got to my favorite part-the dogs. Even with trying to get all the legs and tails in that are hanging below her arm, it is fun to draw in these little faces.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Work in progress Colored pencil by Charlotte Yealey

The background on a piece this size takes the majority of the time and this one has a large area of background. I concentrate very hard on keeping my pencil work even and a continuing flow of color coming from my pencil. The first layer on the background took an hour and then another hour to work on the face and hair.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Work in progress Colored Pencil by Charloltte Yealey

colored pencil work in progress
My husband and I went to a "Docks Dog" event at Lake Marburg outside of Hanover and I took lots of photos of dogs and people. I was really intrigued with a couple that came to the edge of the lake with 8 dogs. The man walked 3 yellow labs on leashes and a mastif. The girl carried 3 chihuahuas and 1 dachshund. Another man with them had a professional looking camera and was taking their picture. Since I had a zoom lens on my camera, I could get a few shots from where I was sitting. When I saw this shot when I loaded on my computer, I had to do it in colored pencils. This is a shot when I first started the lake in the background and I will continue to post a shot after each hour of work.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cat portrait commission by Charlotte Yealey

8-1/2 x 11
colored pencil
This is another cat commission I just completed. This comfy kitty on it's owners sofa was fun to do and it's owner was thrilled.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Lady Liberty" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

8-1/2 x 11
Colored Pencil
I found a photo that my mother took on one of their trips to New York. I liked it a lot and decided to do Lady Liberty in colored pencil since I had already painted her in oils years back from one of my trip photos. The clouds need work but I am satisfied with the statue.

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Mom's Orange Juice Pitcher" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

Colored Pencil
I love carnival glass and I remembered that my mom use to make orange juice in this carnival glass pitcher when we were kids. I know own the pitcher and decided to use it as a subject for this colored pencil painting. This is one of my entries to the juried show in York.

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Jack Russell Terrier" Pastel by Charlotte Yealey

This summer my husband and I went to watch a "dock dogs" event at a lake near our home where I photographed this little guy. He was not one of the dogs jumping off the dock but he was a spectator with his owner. I did this painting in one day, today, trying to get back to a painting a day.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Boxer" Colored Pencil Drawing by Charlotte Yealey

Colored Pencil
This is a new drawing I just completed of a boxer I photographed. You can find this image on cards, t-shirts, mugs and many more products in my Zazzle store at

Monday, September 13, 2010

"Horse Pasture" Pastel by Charlotte Yealey

Soft Pastels on Wallis Paper

For my second daily painting I chose a photo from my landscape photo reference file of a pasture. I did not include the fence on the photo and I added a mare and her foal from another
reference photo. The sky was blue with no clouds but I added some fluffy ones for a more interesting painting. I completed this is 2-1/2 hours and I feel I over worked it a bit. I don't feel the baby horse is believable.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Grandma Graphite Drawing by Charlotte Yealey

Graphite Pencil Drawing
I thought I would try a painting or drawing a day so I thought I would start with drawing from an old photo of my grandma that I have been wanting to do. Working on this off and on through out the day, it took me about 4 hours to do this. I'm not sure if I will be able to do this every day with my schedule and a few commissions I have to do but it is worth a try. I see work that I still need to do on this drawing but then it would not be a drawing a day.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

PA Capitol Exhibit by the Daily Painters of Pennsylvania

Daily Painters of Pennsylvania exhibit at the Pennsylvania Capitol in the East Rotunda will be on display during the month of September. I have two paintings hanging in this exhibit. If you in Harrisburg, stop by to see the wonderful art display.
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Monday, September 6, 2010

"Tiger and Cub" Watercolor Painting by Charlotte Yealey

A friend of mine in Utah let me use her photo of these tigers that she took. I loved this shot of the mother and her cub-just had to paint it.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pet Portrait Commission Mixed Medium by Charlotte Yealey

8-1/2 x 11
Colored Pencil and Ink
This commissioned pet portrait of two cats is just off my easel. I really enjoyed painting it.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

"Ella the Burtterfly Koi" Pastel by Charlotte Yealey

Meet Ella, the largest butterfly Koi fish in our pond measuring 36" long. I look at her everyday so I decided to paint her portrait.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"New Life Under My Deck" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

"New Life Under My Deck" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

Colored Pencil
Every spring robins try to find a spot for their nest and this year one raised a family under the deck. We watched them grow and leave the nest and now each time we see a robin, we wonder if it is one of the babies we watched.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Here Kitty Kitty" Art Exhibition

Relaxed Tuxedo
colored pencil 9x12

Sleeping Kittens
Watercolor pencil 9x12

9x12 Pastel

These three paintings are in a competition called "Here Kitty Kitty" on the Canine Art Guild website that I belong to. The Peoples Choice award is given to the highest number of public votes. The link is below. please stop by and vote for your favorite kitty.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rooster Profile Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

6-1/2 x 8
Colored Pencil
This crowing rooster looks mad. Maybe it is because I have not posted much art lately.
You can find him for sale at me Ebay Store.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Fife Music" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

7x17 colored pencil
During my visit to the Apple Harvest Festival, I came across this man sitting on a bench playing the fife. He was not in a full uniform but looked very patriotic. I decided to capture this in colored pencil a few years later. I replaced the crowd in the background with an American flag.
This painting is now hanging in Gallery 13 in Mechanicsburg for their "Patriotic Art" show for the month of July. Stop in and see it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Why I Love Cats" Children's Book by Charlotte Yealey

My second book is now available. This 20 page children's book is written on a second grade level
The book is filled with reproductions of my original cat paintings and cat facts and
poems by different writers. Check out the book at the bottom of my blog or at

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Ruby Throated Hummingbird" Pastel by Charlotte Yealey

6x9 Pastel
I love painting birds! If you have a favorite, let me know and I will paint it.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Sand Piper" watercolor by Charlotte Yealey

I have been painting a lot of birds for a wedding reception display and this is one of them. I really enjoy painting them and there are so many different species. I have this image for sale on
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Monday, May 24, 2010

"Hummingbird at Morning Glory" Oil by Charlotte Yealey

Hummingbird at Morning Glory
I am not sure what species this hummingbird is since I used a reference photo from Flicker for this painting. I usually use my own photos but I need quite a few bird paintings for a show and my photos of hummingbirds are limited to one species that comes to my feeder.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"My Dad" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

My Dad
Colored Pencil
This is my dad relaxing in his hammock after a long hard day of work. The empty chair is where my mom would sit. I used a photo of my dad from 1971 for this painting and I planned to give it to him on his birthday on June 7th. He passed on May 12 so in his memory, I finished the painting. My mom passed in 2002. I miss them both immensely.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Why I Love Dogs" Children Book by Charlotte Yealey

Announcing my first children book "Why I Love Dogs" which includes a reproduction of my
dog paintings on every page. Being a therapy dog handler of my four dogs, I had an idea to
create this book for the second grade students that read to my dogs during reading buddies therapy at a local school. This book can be purchased for your child at

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Little Moments" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

This colored pencil portrait of my grandchildren received an Honorable Mention award at the York Art Association's 104th Spring members show. Check out more of my portraits on my website at

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Bichon Frise" Pastel Painting by Charlotte Yealey

It is obvious that I love dogs. Stop by Fine Art America for a print or cards with this guys image professionally printed.

Monday, April 12, 2010

"Boston Terrier" Oil Painting by Charlotte Yealey

I painted this boston terrier in memory of the two I owned years ago. They are fun little dogs with tons of energy and personality. This image can be seen on numerous products in my stores. Just click on the links below

Monday, April 5, 2010

Snow Leopard Mother and Baby Pastel by Charlotte Yealey

A friend of mine from Utah took a picture of these snow leopards and allowed me to paint them in pastel. I used Wallis sanded paper with Rembrandt pastels. You can find this image on quality products at my following stores.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Mare and Foal" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

Colored Pencil

Due to a spring cold and procrastination, I finally finished one of several paintings I had been working on. I photographed horses near the Hanover Shoe Farms last year and I love this mare and her foal. I liked that she was a different color than her foal and I liked the way the trees looked in the photo in the background. The background took longer to do than the horses.

Friday, March 12, 2010

"Lift Me Up" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

9 x 12
Colored Pencil
I was going through old photos and remembered that this was one of my favorites so I created it in colored pencil. My husband and my granddaughter-she is now 13. I loved the way the light made them glow and I tried to capture that.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Tulips" in Neocolors by CharlotteYealey

10 1/2 x 8
This is a painting I did for a demo at the "Art in the Garden" booth at the Mid Atlantic Garden show in York on Friday March 5. I chose to work in neocolors that day because it is a fun medium and easy to take along. When I teach children's workshops, the kids love this medium because they look like crayons but you can also paint with them. You apply the color and can even layer colors on the paper then use a wet watercolor brush to blend the colors. The amount of water you use on the brush determines the opaqueness or translucency of the painting. Here is another painting I did in neocolors.

8 x 8
I love the brilliant colors I can create on flowers with this medium.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Sleeping Kittens" Watercolor Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

11 x 7 1/2
watercolor pencil

Recently Debi Watson had added in her post a link to her Flickr page for photo references and I fell in love with her kitten pictures. I always work from my own photos but I thought I check out her photos and I am glad I did. I have posted some of my own photos on my Flicker page to share.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nubian Goat Colored Pencil Painting by Charlotte Yealey

Colored Pencil

When I should be working on getting my tax papers together, I am drawing a goat. I find beauty in all animals and even though I photographed this goat years ago, I still remember this beautiful creature. See more of my art at these locations:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"First Robin" Oil Painting by Charlotte Yealey

oil painting
Let's hope we see more of these birds! This painting is one of the 3 paintings juried into the Mid-Altantic Garden Show on March 4th thru the 7th at the York Expo Center in York. I will be painting there on Friday and Sunday. Stop by and say "Hi".

Monday, February 22, 2010

"Slow Retreat" Colored Pencil Painting by Charlotte Yealey

12 x 11
Colored Pencil
Always looking for the unusual subjects, I chose our pet turtle in this retracted pose.
This painting is available framed or not framed.
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Friday, February 19, 2010

"Blue Budgie" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

9 x 11
Colored Pencil
This is a colored pencil portrait of my niece's blue budgie who was very curious about the camera. The original is available if you contact me at This image is also available on quality products at

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Rough Collie" Pastel Painting by Charlotte Yealey

"Rough Collie"
6 x 4
Just finished this portrait of a rough collie named Panda. She was a show dog that ended up in a rescue and adopted by one of my customers who gave her a great life until she passed away.
This painting is available framed or unframed. E-mail me at

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Fly By" Oil on Canvas by Charlotte Yealey

While fishing at the lake last summer, my grandchildren and I watched this Great Blue Heron fly by us several times. This painting is available framed. If interested, e-mail me.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Tabby in the Sun" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

This 10"x10" colored pencil drawing is available for $100. Contact me for more information.

"Nap Buddies" Colored Pencil by Charlotte Yealey

A portrait of Russ and Tony in colored pencil. Prints available at

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mourning Dove painted in oils by Charlotte Yealey

This is one of my three paintings that was juried into the Mid Atlantic Garden Show which wil be held March 4-y, 2010 at the Toyota Arena, York Fair Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania. Artists will be painting during the show. I will be there painting March 5 from 2:00 to 9:00 and March 7 from 11:00 to 4:00.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Just off my easel is "Lizzy" a brindle greyhound I painted in oils. She belongs to a friend of mine who rescued her from the track. Brindle dogs are always a challenge but I love challenges. I will put this painting on a display easel in my studio where I can see it when I walk in the room everyday that way I can see any changes that need to be done.
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