Sunday, November 29, 2009

Illustration Friday "Entangled"

I ended up with three versions of "Entangled" this week.

The first one I almost trashed but it ended up being a learning experience. I added the blue background and what I thought was a permanent black pen for the yarn turned out to not be and I went back in with white goache and I was satisfied with the result.

Then I redid it and liked my second version better.

And then I mistakenly scanned it in black and white and I think this one is my favorite maybe because I don't usually work monochromatically. A fun afternoon of painting.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Illustration Friday 11/6 "Blur"

This is so late but I'm posting it anyway. I got an unexpected day off today due to a sick child but he's been amazingly non-whiny or needy and seems to be recovering quietly so I get to paint!

Interestingly on Saturday, I took a workshop on a technique that the artist calls "Soft Focus"and everything we painted was blurry.

Genno and the Angel in the Woods Published

I've been told that working on a book is like having a baby. Well, this baby has taken 2+ years for me and 10+ years for the author. What's different about birthing a book is you never know your due date so we've just waited and wondered....until yesterday... I got a call from Angie Williams and our baby was born. ;)
If you would like to order a copy from me, let me know, or you can go directly to Publish America and buy your copy there.

Friday, November 06, 2009


Ginger is a fellow artist and unbeknownst to her, I took her picture while we were at our annual art show reception in early October. Along with the casual yet sophisticated pose, I love that I could include the paintings and ribbons in the background to help tell the story of her career as an artist and the many awards she has won.

Drippy Daffodils

6 x 6 in. watercolor on Aquabord Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and dozens of little clusters have been appearing in my yard s...