Monday, June 27, 2016

Richard M. Nixon County Park - Lizard Art!

Come visit my lizards at :
The Reptile and Amphibian themed art exhibit at Richard M. Nixon County Park

 June 10 - July 10, 2016

From York, follow S. George St. through Jacobus to Valley Rd. Turn right, follow road .8 mile to bottom of hill; turn right onto Nixon Dr.; go one block and turn left onto Nixon Dr. and follow to park.


Nature Center:  Tuesdays-Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                        Sundays 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
                        Mondays and Holidays - CLOSED

Park Grounds:   Open daily 8 am to dusk 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Children's Picture Book

I've been  putting  off this project for months - the picture book. With ducks. Very labor intensive. In my 2016 schedule I planned for this to be complete in January and here it is June!

32 page picture book. This one will have 31 illustrations as I have planned a picture on every story page. Not including  the cover, title page, and end pages.

I choose about 50 colored pencils to be my pallette. I draw all the illustrations with an ink pen and will start the colors with the sky. I will paint the sky on each illustration, then start with the background trees.

It is very methodical. Not as much fun as working on just one picture. But this method ensures color continuity  through out the book.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Children's Picture Book

As much as I'd like to work on a few paintings - I have this project I've been putting off. A Picture Book. With ducks. One baby duck to be specific. So get started I must . . .

First with my trusty dusty template for a 32-page picture book.

I make a dummy book. Planning what each illustration will be.

I make a few sketches to become familiar with the characters and items in the story.

And finally I draw the illustrations with an ink pen. All 31 of them.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

painting but not painting!

Very busy. Painting. Walls. Trim. Closets. Doors. 
And finally - Corn Hole Boards! 
Such a learning experience - 
not the same as painting on paper or canvas.
They look much better from a distance.


   Merry Christmas