Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My latest project

I have been busy working away on my latest book project and want to give you a sneak peek at one of the early paintings. I can't share details of the story but by the looks of this painting you can deduce the subject matter. I am having a lot of fun painting the landscapes along the Oregon Trail, specifically the scenes of western Nebraska and Wyoming. Imagine seeing this rock formation for the first time?

One change for me has been working on smooth illustration board rather then my usual textured canvas. I really like being able to add the extra detail without the distraction of the texture and I think the art will look a lot better in the final book after being scanned. I hope to share some more paintings later as the project progresses!