June 15, 2006

Strawberries & Landscapes

Not been blogging lately... life's been too complicated. And I've started another blog Lost in the Paint, for just my paintings on canvas.

Meanwhile, it's June-uary here in the Pacific Northwest. That's when it looks like March out the window only it's actually warm outside. Just takes a slight mental leap to overcome the gloom and tell yourself it must be summer because the roses are in bloom. Strawberries too... but I suppose there's strawberries everywhere more or less.

True summer begins here July 5th... since July 4th is notorious for raining all day.

Had a great time working up a new technique using paint and photoshop. This illustration is done using that technique... and the bear's doing what I'm busy doing... eating berries. it's that time of year.

This technique is just a minor progression and refinement of my earlier ventures into that zone. Quicker and more control of details... what's not to like?

Mmmmmm..... authentic farm fresh strawberries, sold in a little seasonal farm stand nearby. Although Washington state is famous for it's cherries, I much prefer the strawberries.