Beth J Rapatz

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Exploring the Depths

By |March 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Painted in gouache on paper and outlined with pen this illustration was created for Illustration Friday: Swim. I had fun using bright vibrant colors for this whimsical seascape. This little girl explores the depths of the ocean with no fear, reminding ...

A Sheep with Attitude

By |February 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

This illustration was painted for Illustration Friday's topic of the week, "wool". It has a sheep that wants to wear his wool as a wonderfully colorful sweater to stand apart from the flock! It was painted in gouache on paper with pen & ink on top.

Valentines Happy Cupid: "Storm of Love"

By |February 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

"Storm of Love"This Illustration was painted with a dual purpose in mind, to use as a Valentines Card to send out to family and friends as well as for Illustration Friday's word of the week "Storm".  I painted in gouache paint, using some dry bru...

Hot Air Balloon vs. Flying Piglet

By |November 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|

(Card of Shadow Dancer Balloon)I recently went on a road trip in October from Minneapolis to San Francisco to visit friends, family and the western part of the country. We stopped in Albuquerque, NM to visit some folks and we able to be part of the ama...

Recycling Vintage Plates to make Art

By |May 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|

TarantulaInstead of buying expensive, yet cheaply made canvas imported from china; the recycler in me has come out to play and used these old plates I got at a thrift store to create some fun new pieces of art. I am thinking of doing a whole series of ...

The Inquisitive Illustrator 2012-04-30 03:17:00

By |April 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

"Intertwined" gouache on canvasNew illustration  I just finished. A look at the beauty of life and death. It was a work in progress for a long time and now it is finally done. I especially had fun with the colors and details on the clematis flower...

Illustration Friday: Swamp

By |April 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

"Fantastical Frog" Painted in gouache on paper. A frog with a swamp growing on his back filled with other critters. (Got it done by friday but didn't get to scan it till today)