Friday, January 15, 2010

New Chapter Book - Grandma and the Depicters

What a great year 2009 was! It's been one adventure after another trying new techniques and methods as well as revisiting old mediums and exploring new ones. I've been painting with gouache, a digital tablet, and pen and ink with watercolour. It's eye opening to explore a variety of mediums and it's amazing how each one affects how you paint with the other.

My final project of the year was the art for Rosalie Silverstone's 11 chapter book 'Grandma and the Depicters'. When I was first approached to do this book I thought it just might be the perfect project for pen & ink with watercolour since the interior illustrations were to be black and white. After working for so many years in acrylic and oils I'd forgotten how wonderfully lively this combination can be and I'm glad have them as part of my repertoire again.

'Grandma and the Depicters' was written for children aged 7 – 12 but I loved it, guess I'm still a kid. You can get this highly enjoyable book at


joann100 said...

Hey Cindy,
You continue to inspire me with your versatility.
Congratulations on your new book illustration, you deserve this success because your drawings are so fresh and lively.

Cindy Revell said...

Thanks Joann, I appreciate that. I've often wondered if I should just stick to posting my oil paintings or continue to include my illustration and the painted furniture but finally decided to show all of my favorite pieces because this blog really is about sharing art.

I'm very, very glad to have inspired you.

joann100 said...

In more ways than you know, you've inspired me. I've been looking at my dining room chairs for 2 years, thinking about painting them And so I've begun the project finally, after revisiting your painted furniture. It's been a rewarding project so far.

Cindy Revell said...

How wonderful to know that you received inspiration from those pieces of furniture. I hope you'll send me some photos of the finished product.