Flights of Fantasy

I recently finished the cover illustration for Thomas J. Kenney’s newest children’s chapter book series, Flights of Fantasy.

 

 

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The Rabbit

This adorable home is my last plein air painting of the season.

Le Lapin. Watercolor and ink on paper. 9″x12″.

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Rooms of The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room (the drawing club I’m a part of) spent a few weeks focusing on perspective drawing.   The following two drawings weren’t so fun for me to make, but perspective is important to brush up on every once and a while. I’m told musicians, no matter how skilled, should practice basic scales when possible. Consider these spacial drawings my scales.

Week 6:

Week 7:

Warehouse Blues

This past Saturday, I participated in the second annual Hammonton Plein Air Competition. The contest is sponsored by the Hammonton Art Center. My entry was one of the few selected for display at the Noyes Museum of Art’s Hammonton Facility. Stop by and see it between now and May first.

My piece is the side of the Atlantic Liquidation Warhouse in oil paint.

Blue Warehouse. Oil on canvas.

Framed and ready to hang: $550.00

Late Birds

One of the murals I will be working on come spring is a jungle scene. I’ve begun studying animals that live in tropical settings. Here are four little parrots. Thier individual personalities make me smile.

Person Birds. Ink on Paper. 5″x5″.

Unframed: $100.00

Pretty Little Cup

My sister gave me a very beautiful tea set. Here one of the pretty, little cups sits on a cluttered desk.

Pretty Little Cup. Ink on paper. 4″x5″.

Unframed: $35.00

Oh, Brave New World

I’ve taken on the massive task of turning Auldous Huxley’s A Brave New World into a series of sequential illustrations. Right now I simply have piles and piles of concept art. Once it all starts making sense, you’ll be the first to see the results.

Here are some of my early ideas for Lenina Crowne:

The beginnings of her soma holiday at the reservation:

Here’s some sciency stuff to balance out her inherent nature:

Mr. and Mrs. Hill

The following piece is a commissioned drawing of a couple.

Portrait of the Hills. Colored pencil on matte board. 9″x12″.

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Some preliminary sketches for the piece:

Fruit Cocktail

A still life with a rooster, a lily, a pinecone, and some fruit. Done in Prisma Color on paper.

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Fruit Cocktail. Prisma Color pencils on paper. 24″x18″.

Unframed: $125.00

Un Stradivarius

This is my first completed oil painting under the apprenticeship of Jocelyn Tice.

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Martha. 18″x14″. Oil on cavas.

Framed and ready to hang: $600.00

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