October 24, 2016

The Holiday of imagination...

Halloween Night - the Holiday where imagination and costumes are key.

I think being a pirate was always my favorite - a nice safe daytime pursuit. And I think I liked all the 18th century overtones of decor - knee-pants - buckles - scarves and three-cornered hats.

October 15, 2016

There's just thumpin' about a pumpkin...

There's just thumpin' about a pumpkin that can't be beat. Meanwhile, back on the Rain Ranch here in Seattle, we dodged a bullet with Windstorm #1 (which failed to materialize but still left 3" of rain). But now it's on to the really big remnants of Typhoon Songdo - due this afternoon! Batten down the pumpkins.

October 5, 2016

October Inktober

Here are some pictures from my new book 'Amazing Autumn'.  Lots of leaves - even though in fact I only painted about a dozen in real life - the rest were cloned.
An autumnal sidewalk - the challenge was the design - foreground and background.

An inky rendition of pumpkins - which I think are easily the most picturesque vegetable.

It's fun to paint an entire farm on two pages... no doubt about it.