Sorting through...

So much work goes into making a picture book! This is the first time I am illustrating someone's else's manuscript so I've really enjoyed immersing myself in the art. I've been trekking to the park each day to capture trees and plants for reference. (j'adore my iPhone!) I've also been doing lots of plain air watercolors at my favorite public gardens. All the little details to be planned out--sketches, watercolor bits, color tests, backgrounds, etc. I keep creating while I wait for my editor to review the last dummy. Wondering what will make the book...

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Art on Paper

I recently attended the opening of Art on Paper down at Pier 36. My friend Lori had some of her lovely silverpoints in the show and because I had taught Thursday nights for years-was never able to attend her openings. I loved the idea of works on paper. I took a few photos of the art, but found the crown just as interesting. ;)

Whimsical drawings and I loved the beauty of the shadows from the piece on the right. 

Whimsical drawings and I loved the beauty of the shadows from the piece on the right. 

I adore alla prima like the plate above, but I should point out that this bust was made entirely from cut-out subway maps. The intricacy was amazing!!!   

I adore alla prima like the plate above, but I should point out that this bust was made entirely from cut-out subway maps. The intricacy was amazing!!!

 

Mustard, chartreuse-all kinds of yellow spotted in the crowd.

Mustard, chartreuse-all kinds of yellow spotted in the crowd.