Monday, April 27, 2009

White Ox again

Another nice review, this time by the Deseret News. Here  So another detail of one of the paintings. I really worked hard on this book and it's nice to hear that others are appreciating it.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Sugar Bowl

This is a new painting for the Friend magazine, a great little story about an immigrant girl (imagine that, me illustrating a story about pioneer immigrants) I like the colors and the composition, it got a little tight (a bit over worked) but I still like it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Book

Here is a detail of an image I am working on for a new book. The book is a Christmas book and hopefully will be done in June. I'm still learning new ways to make the marks that satisfy the painter in me.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The White Ox

In Honor of the great (most recent) review of the book I thought I would post a detail of one of my favorite paintings from the book. Hannah, my daughter, was a terrific model for the character of Emily.  She was 11 or 12 when we started the project, 17 when I finished.  She was very patient with her dad posing for photos, she did get tired of the costumes though. Thanks Hannah for being a great model. Kids are not easy to paint, there little faces have characteristics different from grumpy old Pirates, and especially if you know the model, you want to capture some of their personality in the painting. I'm glad these turned out good. and the book is being reviewed well.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Legends Legacy Book

I recently finished 30 drawings for a great book by Mike Gaddis, entitled Legends Legacy. It is about growing up in N.C. hunting quail, squirrels and all sorts of critters. I really enjoyed reading the manuscript and doing the drawings for the book. I can't wait to get my copies.  Best book of the year so far. This is one of the drawings from the book. The drawings are all digital drawings using CS3 and some of my secret pencil tools.