Monday, June 28, 2010

Book Illustration

This is another illustration for my children's book. I've got a few more to go so I hope I can keep up the momentum!!! Back to the drawing board..... literally!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Mountain Queen

Just finished the book cover for the children's book I am writing and illustrating. I had done this in watercolor to begin with, but decided that pastels would give me a softer and more artistic feel to the illustrations. I'm so glad I did this in pastel. I like it so much better than the watercolor!
This is the full jacket cover...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Appalachian Morning

This painting makes me think of early morning in the mountains of NC. It actually reminds me of a barn on my parents property in Pine Creek, North Carolina. I was trying to stay loose on this one.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Florida Marsh in June

I haven't been able to paint in a while..... and for my birthday all I wanted was some painting time. I finished this over the weekend. Felt SOOOOO good to be back at the easel!!
I love Florida marshes and I thought this wide format would be appropriate to capture the scene. I added the birds to balance the composition.

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Pastel Demonstration / Poppies by Susan Jenkins

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