Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Moving On to Tumblr

Greetings Gang! Exciting news!

We are packing up and moving this blog to Tumblr! Thats right, we are moving! 

Thank you everyone who has been following along, hope that all of you will continue to stop by at our new home  

You do not need to bring a house warming gift your visit to the new site will be enough! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mt. Saint Helens Adventure

When on an adventure this to Mount Saint Helen with my friends Amanda & Zach!
It was an explosion of a good time!

Sitting on the lake drawing.
There is no better way to relax & enjoy the day!

My View 

Getting all fancy with pen & ink
No Mistakes Allowed!

The finish Ink Drawing

Helen is being shy & hiding behind that giant cloud to the right.
 While Amanda & I hug for warmth!
Theses Pacific Northwest adventures keep on getting better & better! 

Illustration © Liz Cleaves Illustration
Photos courtesy of Amanda & Zach Stoltzfus   

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Working Together



Working Together © Liz Cleaves Illustration 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Plein Air Paintings

On Wednesday Mornings if it is a nice day, I skip the drawing table. 
Instead I gather my painting supplies, make some coffee to go and walk down to the Portland's Wednesday Farmers Market. At the market I do some very important things. I buy a pastry for breakfast, say hello to all the venders I have gotten to know and set up shop for the rest of the morning into afternoon doing Plein Air paintings.

 Here are some of the finished paintings, there are more to come! 

All Images © Liz Cleaves Illustration

Note: These Paintings are for Sale! 
If Interested Please Contact at for more details.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Peacocks Commission

Few months ago I was hired to do a wedding commission. The couple's theme was peacocks, due to the bride growing up on the family's peacock farm. Congrats to the lovely couple.  
Here is the process of the piece.

Peacocks in Love © Liz Cleaves Illustration 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Polyester Tulle Poem Illustration

Illustration for Polyester Tulle by Ruthie Kirchner, published by Quail Bell Magazine.

 Polyester Tulle © Liz Cleaves Illustration 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Portland Wednesday Market Painting

Been going around town this summer painting the local scenes. 
It has been fun to get away from desk painting to plein air painting.
This painting is of the Peach Stand at Portland's Wednesday Market.

The Peach Stand © Liz Cleaves Illustration 

The Matt who works the Peach Stand, was really excited about being in the painting!