Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Detective Update

Here is a little sneak peek at an idea for the cover of "Detective Punybutmighty"  Don't know if this is what they will go with yet.  Just quick sketch of an idea.

Ready to start on the final artwork.  Detective Punybutmighty is being published by Red Heart Books they are shooting for November as a publishing date.  Yikes!!!!

On another note....
I came across this lovely photo of Albany, Oregon taken from a hot air balloon, I think.  My little town is quite pretty from any view, in my opinion.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Coming Soon!

Did I mention I'm working on two books?  Yep, that's me.  It never rains but it pours.  I'm very thankful, this is a dream come true for me.  So, stay tuned.  Detective Punybutmighty will be published in November 2014 from Red Heart Books.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Research Material

Just an update on the book I'm working on..."The Quiet Bear".
Here is a sketch from the book.  It is showing a moving day.
My son Todd was nice enough to let me take pictures of him for my research.  He is posing as the moving man.  I'm not sure if people know that artists' use models when they work on projects.  But, we do.
Should have made him wear pants and boots.  Oh,well.

Vacation Pictures

Here are some photos of my trip to South Carolina.
These are all taken at Botany Bay.
This first one is the long, long path to Botany Bay.  It is a mile walk.  But, I did it...and it was worth it.
We were there in May 2014.
Then we got to the beach!  Very interesting.
Here I am with a huge shell I found.  They are all over the place.  But, you aren't allowed to take them home.  Darn.  I really wanted this one.  But, I'm afraid of going to jail.  So, I didn't take it.
I found lots and lots of other shells at another beach.  Got to keep those.  So, don't feel too bad for me.
But, I sure wanted this one.  For those of you who don't know me well.  I love sea shells.  Crazy for them.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Still Painting...

Yet, another small painting finished.  Well, I have about 10 finished little paintings and also some larger pieces too.  For this upcoming show I have 5 new cut paper designs all finished and framed and ready to sell.  I hope they sell.
Here is one I just completed today.  Two more paintings to finish and then I'm going throw in the towel.
Have to get back to working on the book illustrations.  That's what I really want to be doing.  Note to self.  Don't say you'll do any more shows for a while.

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Watercolors

Today, I have been working on some new watercolor paintings for my August 15th Art Show at Gallery Calapooia in Albany Oregon.
Here is a small piece I just finished.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

First Illustration

Here is the very first illustration for "The Quiet Bear by Gretchen Leary.  Isn't she sweet.
Can't show you everything, if you want to see all the artwork, you'll have to buy the book.  Well, when it's finished, that is.
But, for now, a little peek.