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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Late fall activities...


One of the books I worked on earlier this year looks like it is now available. I was working on it leisurely early this summer before getting the *big job*, and then had to really hurry to finish it at the same time as initial sketches on the new project. The first few pictures take place in the autumn (and are SUNNY - unlike here. So, in lieu of outdoor photographs, you are going to get paintings).

Life continues much as it has - many studio hours. More revisions. Occasional breaks when I just *can't* work any more - I dragged my son outside yesterday for about 45 minutes inbetween showers and did a bit of fall-garden cleanup (top-dressing beds with loads of manure, cleaning out the large herb pots, raking a few leaves and refilling the bird feeders).

Tomorrow, expect more of the same.

12 comments:

natural attrill said...

Hello!
I especially like the area around the rabbit, the colours of blues and greens on the ground and the graduation of colour from rusts to yellows on the bush behind is lovely.
Penny.

Joy said...

Hi Tara
What a beautiful illustration, The detail is lovely, there is a real sense of depth with the light and shade, this is the sort of illustration I love looking at. I wonder if I can get it through amazon?

Gina said...

So wonderful to hear about the book! I love the illustration, it's so colorful, warm and comfy!

Naturegirl said...

Love this image I want to live in Pinesville in that cottage right now!No urban sprawl there it seems.Congrats on the book..I must search it out at the bookstore looks like a perfect choice for my grandaughter! Your day sounds like mine!

Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

Looks like Hänsel and Gretel could be coming home any moment ... ;-)
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I followed your comment from over at Paris chocolates aka breakfasts. *g* How I miss ancho chilis, haven't found a source yet here in Vienna. The red peppers here do add varying degrees of heat but little spiciness. :-(
Greetings from Vienna,
M.

andrea said...

I just love the way you do animals. They remind me of Jan Brett a bit.

tlawwife said...

I especially love the colors. How exciting to see your work in a book. I imagine that would just feel great!

Sheri Burhoe said...

Congratulations - How very exciting !

LDahl said...

This makes me cheerful just looking at it! My monsters are drooling, they want to know when they can move in.
I love all the details you have put in, and the colors are from that perfect fall day that comes just once a year.
Great job!

Soozcat said...

Your doe is wonderful. Deer who have no fear of human beings look at you just like that... "Hmm, it walks on two legs. How curious."

One Crabapple said...

A Star for Santa looks brilliant.
I am going to look for it and I am quite excited to see your work !

You are a very hard worker !!!

You deserve loads of good things.

PG said...

This is Marvellous, quite magical, especially the silver birches. Makes me want to go off tramping in the woods.