Wednesday, November 28, 2018

New Illustration for “North”

For the Northern Vermont University Visual Arts 2018 Faculty Art Exhibit “North” I exhibited a number of illustrations that I created over the past few years. I also spent time creating a new illustration for my “A is for Alliteration” book that related to the the theme of North.

This one is titled “N is for a nearsighted Napoleonic navy nabob navigating nervous narwals not so nicely through narrows near numbats nibbling nachos, nine nefarious newt ninjas, and na├»ve nerdy naked mole-rats wedding neither necklaces nor neckties 'neath the nebulous northern night.”

I like long titles.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

#33 of 100 Blue Logos

The final of my blue logos inspired by my visit to the Winnie the Pooh exhibit at the MFA in Boston. This exhibit was by far one of the best I had been to. I felt immersed in the world of Earnest H. Shepard and A. A. Milne. On the floor at one point there was this animation of words being dropped in the river like Pooh Sticks. I took the pattern in the water and incorporated it into the word.

Monday, November 19, 2018

#32 of 100 Blue Logos

This is the second of the Blue Logos being inspired by what I saw at the Winnie the Pooh exhibit at the MFA in Boston. I couldn't resist the idea of the word being lifted by the ballon.

On a side note, I am finally reading the Winnie the Pooh books. The exhibit has been inspirational on many levels.

Friday, November 16, 2018

#31 of 100 Blue Logos 100 Somethings

Part of the 100 something assignment is to take inspiration from our visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Art. We are to create at least 3 of the 100 something based on something seen while at the museum.

We specifically went to see the Winnie the Pooh exhibit. While walking around I was fascinated by the shadow on the wall of the hanging text.

Thursday, November 8, 2018


I have been slowly working on an illustration for Northern Vermont University's Lyndon Faculty Exhibit entitled North. As a colleague said, “You illustrated yourself into a box.” I gave my self a difficult challenge visually and after many thumbnails and roughs finally figured out a good way to compose the image. It was not easy and I wanted to give up and change my idea a few times. I am glad I stuck with it.

Now on to studies and the final.

This and a number of my past illustrations relating to “North” with the other Visual Arts Faculty work will be on exhibit in the Quimby Gallery starting November 27 at 6 pm until January 18th