Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It is in the mail

My book for the 2014 Sketchbook Tour is on the way to Brooklyn, New York one day before the deadline of Jan 15th. I must confess that I had the book for over a year and just started to work on it last Monday. What can I say.

I am very pleased with how it turned out and even think I might have a few ideas for large paintings from this work. 

My idea started with some of my favourite music and how to portray these songs. I decided that Sumi-e or Japanese ink paintings would be the best way to accomplish this and I am very happy with the concept. 

I admit I was so happy with this sketchbook I wasn't quite ready to part with it, yes I sometimes get too attached to my work. This Tour will be coming to Toronto later this year so I will be able to visit with my book again. I did pay to have the book digitized so it will be online soon. 
All and all a very satisfying experience so I will probably try this again. 

I will post the link to the digital copy but in the meantime a sneak preview of the book.... The Music in my Life 
The Cover -Someone to watch over me

One of my favourite pages - Imperial March [Star Wars]

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

A very Happy New Year to everyone. 

This has been a crazy 12 days for everyone in the Toronto area. We now know what is really important ..... electricity! 

I was very fortunate with the ice storm, just a few minor outages. Christmas plans changed a little but that was okay, we were all safe and warm and it just kept everything in perspective. The ice was beautiful.

Happy 2014. Wishing health, happiness, peace and prosperity.