Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cardinal #2

I painted another cardinal with the sky background. I love these birds!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mr Red Cardinal

Another cardinal outside my kitchen window. This time I captured him in oils.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Colored Pencils and Neocolors
I created this portrait of my granddaughter from a cell photo photo she took of herself while riding in the car with her mom. Windows were open and her hair was blowing which  created a wild effect. I titled it "Aldabella" which means beautiful in Italian.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Colored Pencil Cardinals

My two 5x7 colored pencil drawing of a male and female cardinals will be flying off to their new home today in Wichita, Kansas.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Colored pencil
Colored pencil
I have been working on several commisson requets of the same dog. This is Tula. She was adopted from an Ibizan Hound rescue in Spain where her mother delivered her and her siblings. Her owner Sue is a very nice Lady from the UK  rescued her and is giving her a wonderful life. Sue asked me to do several colored pencil drawings and these are the first two.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Colored pencil on Colorfix Paper
I had the pleasure to meet this young borzoi girl at a sighthound event here in Hanover.
The event was the Mason Dixon Ibizan Hound Club Lure Couraing Trials for all sighthounds.
It was very warm that day but this girl seemed like she was happy to be there so from the photos I took of her, I drew this colored pencil drawing. Sighthounds are beautiful and graceful and I enjoyed creating this.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Work in Progress - Colored Pencil

colored pencil
This is a work in progress. It has been awhile since I worked on black so I decided to draw Halen, my Ibizan hound sleeping on the rug at the glass door. Catching the right light with the colored pencils is fun but the shaded area is a little tricky. I want to show that the rest of the body is there but not too much to take away the dramatic shadows. I am working on this in between commissions and competition pieces.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


This is a painting of my granddaughter getting ready to go to her homecoming dance. It was juried into the Hanover Area Arts Guild 2nd Annual Regional Juried Show.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Mix It Up" Colored Pencil

Colored Pencil
I love capturing light reflections in glass especially colored glass. This bowl was my mother's which brings back so many memories when I recreate it on paper. This colored pencil painting was  selected to be shown in the 2012 Keystone National Works on Paper Exhibit at the Mechanicsburg Art Centers gallery.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Acrylic on Aquabord
I took pictures at the "Codorus Blast" and this was a chocolate lab cooling off in the lake. His family was throwing sticks in the water for him to bring back.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gordon Setter

8x10 Oil
Meet "Boozer". My cousins Gordon Setter when he was a pup. He is all grown up now.See more dog art on my web site.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Yesterday I decided to paint this greyhound that my friend was fostering a while back. I love painting dogs and I really feel comfortable showing the elegance of this breed in my art.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vizsla by Charlotte Yealey

This is a new oil painting I painted from a photo I took last year at a dog event at Codorus State Park. I worked on this in between commissions. I thought this dog was trying to tell me something.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tiger in the Window by Charlotte Yealey

This little pastel is a memory of my cat, Tiger, and how he use to sit in the window and watch the world go by. This is pastel on Colourfix paper.

Monday, March 5, 2012

"House Sparrow"

This cute little house sparrow was on the mop false cypress bush outside my kitchen window one morning when I photographed him. He was making sure the feeder was safe because a hawk attacked his friends a couple weeks ago while they were eating. We have not had much activity at the feeder since then.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Auodad Sheep demo painting

Acrylic and colored pencil on illustration board
This is my most recent painting of a Auodad Sheep. He is a resident of the Catoctin Zoo where I photographed him years ago but just recently decided to paint this for a demo in my colored pencil class. I showed my students how colored pencil can be used with many other mediums.
                                         I think I found  another favorite medium combination.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Accepted in National Canine Show

2012 Has really been good so far!

I heard today that my 2 paintings "Waiting Whippet" an oil painting and "Ibizan Hound Pup" a watercolor painting both have been accepted into "The Art Show at the Dog Show" a National canine art show in Wichita, Kansas. I am thrilled to get 2 paintings in this show again this year. The judging will not be until March 6.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Relics by Charlotte Yealey

Acrylic and Colored Pencil
I am not sure if this painting actually shows the idea I had in my mind when I started it but it does raise a few questions for the viewer. Is the dog patiently waiting to follow someone on a bike ride or are these three relics  (the old dog and two old style bicyles) forgotten in this new age?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Zebra Look" Accepted into Explore This 8

I was notified that this painting called "Zebra Look" was accepted into the Colored Pencil Society of America's annual international exhibit called "Explore This 8". This is an acrylic and colored pencil painting on illustration board. I completed this last year and entered it into the York Art Association's 41st annual Juried show and during the juring, it was declined. Then I entered it into the Hanover Area Arts Guild fall show and it won "Best of Show".
This is my second entry that was accepted into the Colored Pencil Society of America's show. The last one was in 2009 and it was called "Horse's in the Snow". Art competitions can be sometimes  disappointing and also rewarding.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Red Fox Encounter

I have been working on this oil painting since November in between commissions and all my other activities and I have finally decided it was finished. I am not sure if I like the photo I have taken and might try to photograph it again. Painting wolves and foxes are similar to painting dogs so I challenge myself to try to paint them in their natural enviornment. Send inquires to