Some Illustrations From My Children’s Books

Some Illustrations From My Children’s Books

It has been awhile since I have actually illustrated a children's book. But you never know, there still may be a book or two in my future. There is always one brewing in my mind, that is for sure. It is just a matter of finding the time to do it. Taking an idea from conception to completion takes a lot of time and concentration! I love illustrating cozy scenes. As you can see, food was even a part of my children's book illustrations! A cozy goodnight scene.  
Classic Still Life Oil Paintings

Classic Still Life Oil Paintings

I enjoy setting up food photos in the same way that I used to like the process of setting up a still life to paint. I would plan them out and then paint from life in my studio, carefully observing every detail and light and shadow. The big difference is that in the case of classic still life oil painting, it took days and weeks to finish one painting. With digital photography, the reward comes much quicker. At this time in my life, I don't have the time to devote to oil painting,…
Botanical Watercolors

Botanical Watercolors

2007 / Carnival Squash Botanical Watercolor I painted these botanical watercolors quite a few years ago. I was going through a phase of observing and painting things as realistically as possible. I was especially fond of produce. (You can still see my fascination when looking at my Instagrams today!) I found this style of painting very relaxing and fulfilling, but also quite painstaking. I happened to be between jobs at that point, so I had some time on my hands. I did many, many watercolors during this period, but here are some of…