Category: illustration

A little night music

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 With this one I wanted to play with perspective.  Traditional perspective just cramped the music in the piece.  Bending and twisting allowed the music to flow into the entire painting.

Gnocchi, illustration

a watercolor illustration from the 90’s for a bestselling Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian Cookbook…for the chapter on gnocchi. There are potatoes in the crate on the back of the scooter…and with gracious thanks to Giambologna.

Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian

Illustration from the 1993 book, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian.  This is a black and white watercolor.

Frugal Gourmet, Immigrant Ancestors

Illustration from the 1990 book, The Frugal Gourmet on your Immigrant Ancestors.  This is a pencil drawing, a chapter head illustration for the Portugese chapter.

Frugal Gourmet, Immigrant Ancestors

Illustration from the 1990 book, The Frugal Gourmet on your Immigrant Ancestors.  This is a pencil drawing, a chapter head illustration for the Lebanese chapter.

Frugal Gourmet, Immigrant Ancestors

Illustration from the 1990 book, The Frugal Gourmet on your Immigrant Ancestors.  This is a pencil drawing, a chapter head illustration for the Persian chapter.

The Mermaid and the Lighthouse Keeper

a book illustration from the mid 90’s.  Watercolor and gouache on paper.

Yudy, the ugly Duckling

A book cover painting for the children’s play.

Ghost Story Bookcover

This is another bookcover illustration, watercolor on paper. This one for a book of seacoast ghost stories.

A Country Composition

Last night I was talking with an artist friend about composition. This is one aspect of painting craft that will ever be a creative challenge and a joy. Take for example, a recent illustration, the narrative directs the composition and this