Sunday, May 10, 2009
Oil Painting to Watercolor - Illustration
6 x4, Watercolor with Pen & Ink
It's been an experimental few months and I'm not done exploring yet. Recently my agent Deborah Wolfe of Illustration OnLine suggested we give our clients another illustration style to choose from, something loose and free, like watercolors which used to be my medium of choice. It was a great idea and I'm loving the spontaneity of these.
Flowers For Mom
4x4, Watercolor with Pen & Ink
This illustration is one in a series that depicts a small story in only 6 steps with no text to describe the story. The pen I'm using to do the inking is my Aunt's which she used when she was just a young woman. It's in my studio now and I'll treasure it forever.
Smart Car Journey
7x6, Watercolor with Pen & Ink
Smart cars are a pretty nifty mode of getting around but they do have their limits.
Am I done exploring? I don't think so. A commission for another trunk has come in and this one has a Cuban theme. The research phase is underway and inspiration is starting to flow. Still lifes in oil, whimsical watercolors and acrylics, and functional art, it's going to be a fun and very creative summer.