Monday, March 23, 2009
Just finished doing calligraphy on wedding invitation envelopes, pink envelopes, had to use dip pen and India ink due to texture of the paper, I couldn't use a cartridge pen. I am not fast, could only do 10 per hour after drawing the lines. The envelopes were stuffed and sealed so couldn't put a liner inside, but they turned out well. Other recent odd jobs were lettering walls in a beauty shop and an office, and faux cowhide in a bathroom that's being decorated in Remington decor. I didn't take pics of any of it, wish I had. I think of all the artwork over the years that I didn't take pics of , and should have. Oh well, live and maybe learn.
The cover of the new book written by Judy Combs, illustrations by Deb Baughman. The book should be available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble soon. It's a children's book, about Judy's son and about perseverance and determination.
Friday, November 7, 2008
This watercolor is one of several illustrations done for a book written by Judy Combs about a boy and a birdhouse. I will post a few of them. I was happy with the way they turned out. An 8 year old posed for the pics, and he was a great model. The book should come out before the end of the year, it's being published in California.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I did this painting looking out my sunroom window toward the East. 30x40 Oil on canvas. I really enjoyed painting all the stuff on the bookshelf, and extending the view through a window for depth. Surrounding our yard on two sides are walls of corn one summer, beans the next, a fencerow in the distance. When there are two stories going on at once in a piece, it brings another level of interest for me as a painter.