Monday, April 27, 2009

I finished this one, Sam's house, and it's part of a 3 painting series that I'm doing to show three important locations in my book.  Sam's house is the house that all the kids hang out at.  Parents don't have a lot of money, but lots of love and lots of fun.  It's in the fictional Southern California town of Surfside.   The other painting is of a surf shack on the cliff.  I'm almost done with the Burger Dude, which is Sam's dad's burger joint/watering hole on the sand.  It's really cool to see the places in my head come to life in color!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Well, I finished the book! All of these black and white illustrations have been for a little 4x4 illustrated Aesop's fable for a class. My stepson and I constructed the little book, and sewed the pages. It's really cool to have a tactile little representation of your work. I want to do more!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm going on my third spring break, and finding it very hard to keep up with homework!  I had break three weeks ago, last week we had some Canadian friends come down and wanted to go to Disneyland, and this week is my son's spring break.  Anyway, I have two more illustrations to post from the Aesop's fable project.  Enjoy, and Happy Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

I photographed the Swim Race piece today; it's a little blurry in parts but I think it will do.  I enjoyed working big and want to continue- it really helps me loosen up!

Well Spring Break is over.  Boy did I need that!  I didn't do much homework, but I surfed at Bolsa Chica one day, and put in my vegetable garden another day.  If I didn't take the time and do that sort of thing, I don't think I'd make it through the end of the semester.  When is summer?  I did finish the painting of the swim race.  I'll have to photograph it because it's so big, and then I'll post it.  This new post illustration is the last in an eight page book we have to do for my children's book class.  It's the fable The Ant and the Dove.  I'm happy with it, and happy to be working in watercolor and experimenting with different lines.