Thursday, March 5, 2015
Here is the work currently showing at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center titled “While wondering through a wooded winter wonderland a whale wooly mammoth and wombat wax Wagnerian wearing a wacky wealthy wardrobe.” It will be on display until Sunday. It is also part of the alphabet book I am working on.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I am excited to be one of 26 artists exhibiting work at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston Vermont. The exhibit is part of a celebration of 26 years of natural resource stewardship in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. I will be showing an illustration created specifically for the even that also ties in with the alphabet book I have been working on. The title is “While wondering through a wooded winter wonderland a whale wooly mammoth and wombat wax Wagnerian wearing a wacky wealthy wardrobe.” I will post the work at some point after the opening. Unfortunately I will not be at the opening on Sunday as I will be sketching in Europe.
For more information you can visit the North Woods Stewardship Center site here.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
As I have recently taken up skiing, I signed up to be a chaperon for my daughters school on ski days. Last week while resting at the end of the day, I drew a few individuals eating in the lodge at Burke Mountain. I had previously drawing the chipmunk.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Last year while giving a presentation on careers in art at the local grade school I gave the students an opportunity to challenge me to draw whatever they said on the board (a somewhat frightening proposal).
One student asked me to draw a camel. I just couldn't bring myself to draw a normal camel. I added the extra humps to emphasize that there are no limits to drawing and your imagination.
I think I will title this one ‘It Has Been a Long Week.’
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
On this day in 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born. Without a doubt Tolkien has been the most influential writer of high-fantasy. His books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have had a great influence on me as well. I enjoyed reading his books in my teens and I enjoyed them even more when I read them out loud with Julia. While reading them the second time, I realized how poetic Tolkien's writing is. It is simply beautiful. I feel it was meant to be read aloud.