Tag Archives: Floral Painting

#33 MY CAREER BLOSSOMED

My theme for this post is obviously flowers. I have tremendous appreciation for botanical illustrations and study them at every opportunity. Flowers have fabulous colors and textures, and lend themselves very well to my technique. Continue reading

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#31 WINGING THESE ILLUSTRATIONS

In 1997, I received an assignment from the east coast. I would be illustrating a series of note cards for a publisher called Creative Horizons (no longer in existence). I ended up illustrating six butterflies, a honeybee, and two flowers. Of those paintings, only four butterflies were published. Continue reading

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#24 ANOTHER POST ABOUT COMPOST

When I illustrated for Supersoil, I really appreciated the art director, Dave Sanchez’s input. There were always a lot of possibilities, as evidenced by my numerous, color sketches. Instead of doing a tight, marker comp, another method I used was to photocopy a line sketch and make a lot of color studies. Continue reading

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#23 A POST ABOUT COMPOST

One of my favorite series of illustrations was the ones that I did for Rod McLellan Company. Because I did eight illustrations, I will have them grouped in two different posts in chronological order. Each illustration created for a Supersoil package label was unique and keenly designed by the art director, Dave Sanchez. I never did meet Dave in person; we had excellent rapport over the telephone. Continue reading

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#18 THE ROMANCE OF BOOK COVERS

For this post, I’m going to share some book cover projects. I didn’t do many, but I enjoyed painting them, especially the ones with flowers and leaves. Continue reading

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#17 TEACHING AND LEARNING

I enjoyed teaching illustration to college students when I was an instructor twenty-five years ago. When I was teaching in the mid-1980’s, I devoted myself to creating demonstrations and I freely shared my techniques. My students utilized a multi-step process I developed. By using the same materials I used and following my process, their results were consistently successful. Continue reading

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#13 BILLBOARDS & NEVER BORED

I’ve decided to categorize some of my old jobs. On this post, I am sharing the wonderful examples of seeing my work enlarged on a billboard. I remember distinctly parking and simply savoring the ability to see my work so large. I work fairly small, so you can imagine how exciting that was! Continue reading

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