Friday, September 2, 2011

I am so excited to be on vacation for 9 whole days!  I plan on spending my time finishing the illustrations for the book "And Candy Smiled", written by Carole Sarkan.  Today was my first day off, I spent around 8 hours working.  The going is so slow because the illustrations are so detailed AND I have to cut them out and mount them.  Lets hope that the world likes the end results.

This is by far the brightest painting I have done. I really wanted to show the intensity of the car coming up on Candy, and somehow the colors just became more and more intense.  I wonder if perhaps they became so bright because I was home at the time recovering from a hiking accident and I am rather inexperience with handling pain meds HA!.  Anyhow, At first when you look at the painting it appears that I have centered Candy in the middle of the composition, (A big no no). However when you look closer you will that see the all of the focal points are aiming at the Car. The birds, the swirling clouds, Candy's fur being blown by the wind, the gaze of Candy, the lights beaming and the angle of the grass all point towards the shadow of the car. I hope you enjoy this one. So far it is my families favorite painting.

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