Monday, June 27, 2011


I have been presented with a unique challenge to paint 11 horses, but not just any horses. This piece will be focused on 3 generations of paints. I have been given photos, with detailed descriptions of their personalities—and will be depicting them running as a herd, starting with "grand-mare". While I generally do not work on many commissioned works, this venture seemed too exciting to pass up! I am looking forward to the weeks/months ahead as I go through the process of creating this from sketch to final watercolor painting.

I will be posting a series of progression... I'll just need to keep a camera close by and remember to take a photo now and then to show the progress ;)

In this first drawing I've created a very loose sketch to get a feel of where each horse will be positioned. I used vine charcoal to do this, as it's easy to get quick lines down, and rub off as needed.

© rough sketch of paint horses by Beatrice Bork — work yet to be titled. 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New prints and book

I have spent the last week or so working on updating my website design as well as adding a few new prints and made the "Birds of Trinidad" book available through the shopping cart as well.

The newly listed Limited Edition Giclee prints are: Baby It's Cold Outside (Cardinal), Sweet Nectar (Bumble Bee), Charming (Green Frog), and Ruby-throated Hummingbird. (image shown above).

Happy Summer!

"Ruby-throated Hummingbird" Watercolor © Beatrice Bork

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Latest painting...

The Cabbage Butterfly, whilst very common,
is still a very nice sight to see...

"Cabbage Butterfly"
© Beatrice Bork
4 x 6"

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

So, what's going on now?

In case you missed the "BORK" show which ended this weekend, there will still be a few of my paintings as well as my father's jewelry at Soul Made Gallery if you're in the Pt. Pleasant Beach (NJ) area.

This weekend at the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville (NJ) we are joining the "Hidden Gardens Tour" with the local Kalmia group to on Saturday. The artists select pieces to benefit this wonderful organization, so come out, enjoy the gardens and stop by the gallery to see some beautiful artwork.

I will also be presenting "Sentry", a Red-shouldered hawk, my latest original watercolor painting at the Artists' Gallery this month.

Image above: "Sentry" watercolor painting © Beatrice Bork

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"BORK" Show extended

One more chance to see the "BORK" exhibit at Soul Made Gallery, extended until June 5.

This is a very unique show as both my father and I are exhibiting together for the first time. This is my father's first show ever, our family is so pleased this has finally become a reality. I was thrilled with how elegantly our work was arranged throughout the gallery.

The reception last Friday was so much fun (although a little nerve wracking for my father— welcome to my world dad ;). Many thanks to the wonderful folks at Soul Made who made this a memorable event!

Soul Made is located at 725 Arnold Avenue in beautiful Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ. For more info. click here.

Photo courtesy of Andy Cialone