Friday, November 20, 2009

My books and original art are for sale

Sorry for the plug but I put together two pdf files that feature my published books and original art for sale. Just in time for the holidays.

Below are a few of the paintings you will find for sale. Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Holidays!

14x22 in. oil on canvas

Lincoln Park
11x14 in. oil on canvas

Untitled Still Life 1
(around) 14x18 in. oil on canvas

Friday, November 6, 2009

School visits

Yesterday I visited two schools to talk about my book "Survival in the Snow" and illustrating kids books. First was at English Crossing Elementary and the other at Cougar Creek Elementary. Both near Arlington, WA. It was a new presentation based on the true life survival story of Moses Schallenberger and I think the talks went very well! Both presentatione were to huge groups of 3rd to 5th graders. One around 200, the other over 300! Below are a few photos. Nothing like kids to make me feel like a rock star! Thanks to the librarians Molly and Sharon and all at Sno-isle libraries! Looking forward to my other two school visits in the next week.

This welcomed me at English Crossing Elementary. Pretty nice.

The students and I at Cougar Creek Elementary

Me rocking the mic at English Crossing Elementary

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Amelia Earhart in color and other recent work

Just a quick post to share two recent paintings.

I was inspired to complete one last painting on my Amelia Earhart theme to go with my previous painting. I wanted something dramatic this time that showed her on her solo crossing of the Atlantic in 1932. Hope you like it. By the way the I found the recent movie "Amelia" to be disappointing. Too bad. This paintings is available for sale if you are interested, $475.

Also I finally finished the landscape for McGraw Hill. I covered my process working on the project in a previous posting. Enjoy!