Monday, January 07, 2008
The apples they are falling
Hope everyone had a great weekend and of course I hope I'm not the last one to publish my weekly post tonight! Where are the rest of you fellow artists? We are supposed to be starting anew with no holidays to blame for our delays!!! Anyway, I'm happy to say I was able to pull this rough sketch together from my lastest book dummy "Tortoise" at the last minute. I really think it needs a lot of work but it's a start. I wanted to make his expression seem like one of being startled at the sight of large apples falling all around him and nearly hitting him. You let me know if I've pulled it off. On another note I'm happy to say that the grant process for the painting I'm going to do for my local library is in progress. Whoo Hooo! After two more meetings with the director I've decided to do a landscape scene of the Stony Point Lighthouse which is a historic landmark that sits in a lush state park right on the Hudson River where I live. I'm totally excited to say the least. Athena will have to wait. That's fine by me. I'll have about a year to work on the project so that's just wonderful. Oh and no it's not a mural painted directly on the wall, thank God, but a large painting about 5 feet by 4 feet. It will be a permanent fixture so I have to give it up in the end. I hate the thought of doing that on something I'm going to be spending so much time on but it's right here in town so I can go take a peek whenever right. Have a great week everyone. Keep up the beautiful work. And get those posts cracking!!!!!!!!!