Saturday, November 22, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Here's another for my Marla Frazee developing this character.  This past week, she took a train to Grandma's house.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Assignment for Marla Frazee's class at Art Center tonight:  abandoned.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Perfect Friday morning interview!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I'm taking a class at Art Center Pasadena with one of my artist heroes, Marla Frazee. Here's one of her assignments - I drew my character in the style of children's book illustrators I admire: Patricia Polacco, Peter Reynolds, Heath McKenzie, Tomie DePaola, Jules Feiffer, and Chris Van Allsburg!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Listening to Marshall Arisman while I work today:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Still studying at the University of Jerry Pinkney this week...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Well, if great artists steal, I will give it a shot.  Stealing from Degas, Tomie DaPaola, and Jerry Pinkney!  I know they don't exactly match, but I worship so much about them.  I actually was at Books of Wonder when Jerry Pinkney was signing this book years ago, and I foolishly skipped it.  I don't know what I was thinking.  It is a treasure.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

 Well, this is just perfect for my state of mind right now.  From the brilliant

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I had an amazing weekend at SCBWI, full of awe for so many of the authors and illustrators.  But Aaron Becker.  Unbelievable.  Can't stop thinking about his work and his sessions two days out.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Once upon a time I did some graphic illustrations for the NYTimes.  Here's the dummy for one of them.  The real newspapers are buried deep in my stuff somewhere.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I'm starting a new project that loosely involves the Santa Barbara Mission, so I've been hanging around it, sketching away.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I really hate flying, so I sketched this self portrait the other night on a plane across the country.  It's a great distraction.  (I did have to stop for a while during "moderate turbulence").

Friday, February 28, 2014

I teach an Art Masters class at my son's elementary school.  Today we did a project based on the art of Jacob Lawrence.  What I've always loved about his art is his powerful story.  So we talked a lot about our figures.  Who are they?  How do they feel about this school?  We imagined them to have come from the Underground Railroad.  The students all made up their own great stories for their work. 

Here's my finished commissioned Pepperdine watercolor painting, with my big fat copyright across the center.  I was happy with it!