Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The moment of truth.

The first printing of The Woodcutter and The Most Beautiful Tree by Robb N. Johnston (me?!) will be delivered TO ME on WEDNESDAY (tomorrow?!). Message or email me ASAP if you want copies before Christmas so we can sort out shipping, delivery, or pickup.  

I hope they get here on time.

Note: the shipping is going to be more expensive than the book if you want it by the 25th. :-/

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

L to R: Balthazaar, Kaspar, Melchior, Jesus

Special thanks to Mr. Shawn Clone for advising on the Greek; although I'm preeeeeeetty sure I went ahead and screwed it up anyway :-D  This took about 10-15 hours total (including drying times) and pretty much consumed my waking thoughts for all of last week.  I want to get some Christmas cards printed with this image.  We'll see what happens...I haven't done ANY of my shopping yet. >.<

If you're interested in some, get at me on the gmail or the FB.

"The Magi" or "Beards in the Desert"

Watercolor, ink, acrylic on 16" x  20" 140 lb./300 gsm cold-pressed watercolor block. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Commissioned piece for a friend

...to give to one of HER friends.  This represents a fresh imagining the Illuminated Meat I have created in past works.

"Meat and Mushrooms II." 

It's a larger piece and was a lot of fun to work on.   I dearly hope they both enjoy it.

...that green glass still needs work, though.  There are currently two commissions in the works right now (thankfully, I'm on vacation until the end of February!)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

What to expect:

This is the cover design I decided to go with for The Woodcutter and The Most Beautiful Tree.  I did the painting specifically for the cover, as opposed to using a page already found in the book.  I kinda like the simple, retro-ish feel to it (layout, font, color, design) and I'm greatly anticipating seeing it in print.  I've seen the galley copies and, I can tell you, the print version leaves the picture ^above^ in the shade.  the back cover is taken from the book and will remain a mystery until the release :-D

If you haven't already, please join my event on Facebook "The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful Tree" by Robb N. Johnston.  It's an ongoing event page that'll help me notify everyone when the book is here and available.  Also, please keep checking back here for updates and the such.