Near the shorePosted: May 5, 2013
Working on the illustrations for a children’s book about a Canada Goose has been keeping me inside during one of the most beautiful weeks of the year. But with the paintings nearing completion I felt I could take a break from the birds and enjoy a bit of time outside to get back to my daily sketches (which I have been missing terribly.) I was at a bit of a loss about what to paint. Everything has exploded. Magnolias are blooming, tulips are up, and the trees are bright green. So what is the first thing I draw? A goose standing in the water near the shore. But I came to my senses pretty quickly, turned my chair around and painted the trees on the other side.