Thursday, October 30, 2008

Great News....

I delivered the paintings for Froggy Went a-Courtin' to Soundprints in Norwalk, CT this week.

10 botanical borders, 10 bluebirds, 4 spots, 10 spreads and a cover are all in their capable hands. It was exciting - and a relief! The Froggy book will be packaged with a CD that includes a read along narration and a musical rendition of the song. This is the latest in Smithsonian's series American Favorites that celebrates our country's musical heritage.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Inspired by the Pasadena Trip

MFA "Homework": Create a piece of art inspired by Pasadena
The assignment was so open that I decided to do some of the things on my wish list; a girl bear, a poster and art nouveau decoration.
The moment I opened my first Little Bear book illustrated by Maurice Sendak I wanted to be an illustrator. I poured over those pen and inks of that cute cub as he decided that wearing his own fur coat in the winter was warm enough. Pair that with my affection for Sendak's posters then add a dash of Mucha and here's what I came up with...

The sketch.

The painting.

The finish.

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