Sunday, December 23, 2007

Illustration Friday: Horizon

Happy Holidays everybody. I thought I would post this image because, for some reason, I have always liked the horizon in it and because it seems to fit the season. It is a spread from my book Santa's Kwanzaa. I think this might be the most simple background/horizon I've ever painted, but I thought it worked out okay. It was a fun illustration to work on. I especially like the tree, all by it's lonesome, in the right corner. For some reason it always makes me happy. I don't picture too many trees at the North Pole.

Anyway, I want to thank everybody who takes the time to visit this ole blog and I hope everybody has a wonderful time during the holidays. My family and I are all ready for Christmas, a least as ready as we can be, and we are looking forward to some fun family time.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Sketch Painting

It's been a while since I've done a little paint study, so here is one from the other day.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Illustration Friday: Backwards

Make sure the tip is facing the right way. I painted this for my neighbor who owns Tison's Painting & Decorating. Top notch painter. I don't think he would ever do anything like this.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Road to Nepal

I did this for a article in the Wall Street Journal a couple days ago. I thought I'd share. It was in yesterdays paper if anyone cares.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


So, my daughter learned how to make a fake paint spill on some PBS show and thought it would be fun to make one herself. I gave her the paint bottle and with a little Elmers glue and food coloring and this is what she came up with. She placed it on my painting and waited to see what Mom would do. She gave the right response. I thought it was very funny, although, when my younger daughter saw the spill she quickly let me know what happened. I acted like I was mad and blamed her for doing it. She started crying. I felt really really bad. But, it was still very funny.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Illustration Friday: Excess

...of snow. Not a problem where I live...yet...I wish.