Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Cellist

To Impart Her Soul
Oil on Canvas 24 x 30 inches

This is my second painting based on my favorite cellist Zoe Keating. It's not actually supposed to be her in the painting. I was looking for reference photos and found this one. I liked the composition which I stuck to as much as possible but I more or less did things my way with everything else. It took me shorter time working on it than I would have imagined.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'm on Amazon!

I don't have any art to post this time but I do have some exciting news. A while ago I illustrated a cover for a novel. I met the author while working in Long Island a few years ago. While we worked in the same building, it was at different companies. We became friends of sort because we saw each other everyday. She asked me to do a cover illustration of her book and so it was published soon after. I more or less lost touch after I stopped working there despite the once in a while email. However, it was brought to my attention on Friday that my friend's book is on and I listed as the illustrator. How cool is that?!

The book is called The Cost of Love by Leroia and here is the link -

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Hallway

While in VA on vacation last week I visited a museum with my friend and her three year old son. While the museum was interesting to us, it bored the three year old. He was more into the inclines in the main hallway. I took a few photos and decided to paint this shot. When I finished I was thrilled to find out that he knew it was himself rolling on the floor earlier that day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Birds Again

These 8" x 11" color pencil sketches were done on watercolor paper while I stayed at Kissy's. I had only taken my watercolor pad and the color pencils. Luckily Kissy had some black acrylic for me to fill in the background. These were fun to do and I took my time because of the details. As with most of my drawings I don't always start with a particular thought in mind. It's a complete departure from my usual style and I realized that I like it this way. It makes each piece even more unique.