Sunday, May 6, 2012


And, finally, the winter series.

Stay tuned as these are "fine tuned"!



4 pages for Fall....just the beginning layers.....


4 pages of summer!

You  might be wondering, what IS this book?
Well, I have to check with the authors before I release the title.....

but here's a hint:  see Grandfather Mountain sleeping in the background of all the pages?

Yep.  It's about the beautiful place where I live.


Next step: Spring

Next, I designed a mountain scene.  This scene will be on every page, but of course it will be a different rendition.

Starting with SPRING: 4 pages of spring!
Now, this is just the back drop. 
The text will be at the bottom semicirlce, and images representing text will be painted into the scene.

the beginning

OK!  A new project!
Illustrating a book!
It's something I've always wanted to do! 

So, to begin:
  • I took 140 lb watercolor paper, and gesso'ed it on both sides.
  • Then measured 8" x 8.5"
  • Creased, folded and tore pages so that all edges are deckled
Ready to start!