Monday, October 24, 2011

Five Silly Pumpkins Say "Happy Halloween!"

I love Halloween and all the ghosts, pumpkins and creepy critters that come with it! And I also love a spooktacularly adorable pop-up Halloween counting book that I illustrated and so I am sharing with you today in the Halloween spirit! You can purchase my book on either Amazon or find a local independent bookseller at indiebound.org. Happy Halloween!!!

Illustrated by me! Jane Smith!
One black cat by moonlight.
Two ghosts flying around and around. Boo!
Five super silly pumpkins.




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nightmares & Lullabies: Process & Progress

I'm excited to announce that I have been invited to contribute an piece of artwork to an upcoming show, titled "Nightmares & Lullabies," at the Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. I am hard at work on a new piece for the show and am delighted to share my process & progress with you!

I always begin with a sketch (on the right).
And in this case, since I am creating a dimensional mixed media collage,
I've translated the sketch into pieces of 1/8 inch foam.
Here is the prepared canvas with the foam gessoed into place.
And here is a sneak peek at the color-in-progress!

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Adventure Continues!

Sketches & Works-In-Progress
Car goes zoom! Zoom!
This is the process!
Helicopter flies! Chop, chop! 
This is more of the process!