Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Best Before-and-After

Before: This morning, I was still putting last-minute touches on the paintings. They've been hanging on my walls since June.


I packaged and labelled each picture separately, sandwiched the whole batch between two sheets of stiff cardboard, double-wrapped it in plastic and brown paper, and sealed it with plenty of packing tape. Woohoooooo!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Before-and-After

I just spent five days in this chair, doing a big push on the book. Twenty-seven of the 28 interior paintings are done. The 28th is still under discussion with the editor, and the jacket illustrations, title page, endpapers and any revisions will come later. But these 27 will soon go into the mail--glory halleluiah! Now it's time to get back to the dayjob. Meanwhile, here are a few more before-and-afters:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Before and After

Before and after, before and after...

Before and after. . .

More soon!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

More Details

Nothing comes between me and these paintings. Hahaha.

I'm still adding details and shading--walking that fine line between "too little" and "too much."

It feels like I'm starting to see the light at the end of this ten-year-long project. A few more weeks should do it. I'm almost afraid to say that out loud!