Sunday, November 16, 2008

Morning, Starr

Getting out of the studio, to paint outdoors, is a wonderful opportunity I always embrace. I recently took time to paint for a fundraiser for my local art center. The day was perfect and as I scouted my place to paint I came upon this structure, The Starr Library...perfect time of day too. With the right amount of editing, this scene became one I was compelled to paint.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Painting. Painting.

Painting for illustration and exhibition takes up most of an artist's time. I'm no exception.
Even when not working on a project I always encourage young artists to continue to create new works. It's also a good time to learn about and experiment with, new media and techniques. My most recent painting was done for the faculty art exhibit at Marist College. I passed by this scene last year and have been waiting to get down what I remembered from a quick sketch done on a pamphlet. Sometimes something strikes you and you've got to do it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Narwhal Artwork

Here is a sample of the pictures I created for the Narwhal book.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sharing thoughts on art, whether creating it or experiencing it, is exciting.
I just finished the art for my ninth book in the Smithsonian Oceanic Collection, titled, "Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea". It was a very educational experience and proved most interesting in terms of the colors available to use in the particular part of the ocean where the story takes place. It's always a great feeling to finish up fifteen paintings that tell a story and looking at them all laid out on my studio floor. Next step...waiting for the published product!