Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Charley Harper

I have always admired the work of Charley Harper and blogged about my first attempt to paint in his style here.  This time I had the idea to do a series of animals in the style of Harper where each canvas represented a letter of the alphabet.  I started by painting eight canvases to create my son's name - Sullivan.  Each canvas is 6"X6" and these are in acrylic.  Here is a scan of the letter N and a couple pictures of the eight paintings on the wall.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Grand River Conservation Authority Hickory Sign

 I was recently asked by an employee of the Grand River Conservation Authority if I could provide some illustrations of hickory fruit for an educational sign to be placed on their property.  I have been fortunate to work for three different organizations in the past and all have had missions that included environmental education so I am familiar with the process of putting these signs together and need to do it on a budget.  I have never been to the Grand River Conservation Authority, but as a crow flies it is not very far from The Holden Arboretum where I most recently worked so I am familiar with the forests of the region.  If you would like to see these hickory illustrations and more check out my posts on hickory fruit and hickory twigs.