ArtistaDonna Nata

ArtistaDonna Nata

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tree Goddess

I sketched out a pretty version of my trees.....I am stuck on the title...I would love to get some suggestions...
I am going to begin the painted version very soon...........

Thank you Jan!  I will name this Tree Goddess

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sun Whisperer

Currently working on a Tree Series (anthropomorphize)  


Sun Whisperer

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cherokee Tree

Media:  acrylic
Dimensions:  11 x 15
Date of Work:  12-07-2009

I am currently working on a series of trees. This particular one was inspired by the Native American Culture.

Cherokee Whisperer

Friday, November 6, 2009

Queen Of The Quiet in progress

This is a new project. It has the same character of Erased!
This little girl lives with a very large family (ten kids!) her house is always chaos. Pandemonium!
She wanders what it would be like to live in quiet.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Think Pink: A Fundraiser to Benefit Susan G Komen 2009

This was created for the   Think Pink: A Fundraiser to Benefit Susan G Komen 2009

Please vote for me :-)

Erased revised sketch

I drew the sketch on 140lb cold press watercolor paper

I played around with their positioning.
Going to start the watercolor tomorrow.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

revised Erased sketch

I spent the day sketching this. I wanted the main character to look angry while the other siblings are arguing.

Mysterious Clouds

Erased! sketch


Hello everyone!
I started a new project today. I am writing and illustrating a children's book titled Erased.
It's about a young girl who lives with her mom, dad, ten brothers and sisters and a dog. She doesn't like being the youngest. She hates waiting to watch her cartoons and  playing video games  She wishes to be alone. Well, she gets her wish! Stay tuned to see what happens!!!
I started the first illustration today.
I will post a rough draft sketch. Please leave comments.
Nata Romeo

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Brownies For Bella in progress!

Brownies For Bella in progress!

Today I pulled out the watercolors!!! 

I finally did the sketch free hand and fixed things that were a little off on the first draft that was done in colored pencils. I am using 140 lb cold press paper 11x 15.
I used cerulean blue for the elephant skin, light green for the mama's dress, gamboge yellow for the table cloth,  and burnt sienna for the cabinets. Next is laying wet on wet washes of light violet for the floor and light green washes for the countertop.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yellow Eyes new home in Texas


I thought you'd like to see Yellow Eyes framed and on the wall.  We have it over the fireplace and it looks wonderful!


Karen & Lenny

Friday, October 9, 2009

Booming Bella!

 I bought this book for my daughter Bella and she loves it! 
she has it memorized!

Book Description

Booming Bella (Hardcover)

by Carol Ann Williams (Author), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)

Will Bella learn to use her inside voice?

Bella has lots of enthusiasm and a VERY loud voice. Try as she might, she just can''t remember to use her inside voice, and when her class visits the art museum, Bella''s big voice gets her in big trouble'�and nearly ruins the trip for everyone. But when she accidentally gets on the wrong bus back to school, it turns out that top-notch shouting skills can sometimes come in handy.

This spunky character gives teachers and parents a fun way to discuss when to use inside voices and when it''s okay to shout.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Illustrator’s Workshop "Take A Slide On The Wild Side" completed!!!

SCBWI Eastern PA Chapter

Illustrators Contest

Attention all SCBWI Illustrators!
  • Submit an original art piece to be used as the logo for the 2010 Pocono Retreat.
  • Next year’s theme will be
  • The winning illustration will be printed on T-shirts and will be available for purchase at the retreat. Registered & Protected

Take A Slide On The Wild Side almost done!!!

I added the snow. I used white watercolor straight from the tube and used a dry brush to apply.  I had a problem with the ropes that are supposed to be attached to the mouse and the book.
I had to repaint over the ropes because I didn't like how it flowed.