Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Big Red Tulip

8.5 x 8.5 inches, watercolor, 2010.

The tulips in the garden have been gorgeous this year. This is an example of one, soaking up the sun.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mad Tea Party

"Mad Tea Party" Watercolor on medium weight hot press watercolor paper. Size 8.5 x 11 inches.

This is a sample piece from my illustration portfolio. Taken from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, it portrays the Mad Tea Party, hosted by the Mad Hatter. The March Hare and the sleeping Dormouse are also at the table. In the distance is the White Rabbit. This is a companion piece to my watercolor "Alice does the Math for Humpty." You can see that it is the same Alice character in both paintings.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Alice Does the Math for Humpty

"Alice Does the Math for Humpty" Original Watercolor on 8x10 inch medium weight hot press watercolor paper. Click on image to see enlarged

I did this painting as a sample for an illustration portfolio. It is a scene from "Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll, in which Alice encounters Humpty Dumpty. Here is a quote from the book:

`You don't know what you're talking about!' cried Humpty Dumpty. `How many days are there in a year?'

`Three hundred and sixty-five,' said Alice.

`And how many birthdays have you?'


`And if you take one from three hundred and sixty-five what remains?'

`Three hundred and sixty-four, of course.'

Humpty Dumpty looked doubtful. `I'd rather see that done on paper,' he said.

There are a lot of fun little things in the painting: a dragonfly, a rabbit, also Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee in the background. The column on Humpty's wall has a relief sculpture of the Cheshire Cat.

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