An 10″ x 8″ watercolor produced for the fun of it. Many of the watercolors appearing in this blog – ( those not painted directly onto books as remarques) are available for purchase. They are not framed, but and arrive shrink wrapped upon a piece of foamboard. Contact me by email for details: email@example.com
Citadel of the Autarch, 4th voulume of Gene Wolf’s Book of New Sun’s remarkable series has been given a facelift. Since its release as a cover in 1982, I have wanted to adjust the figure. This last remaining original has not been offered for sale so I could do some additional work. I had been happy with all other parts in the painting but the character, Severian, felt unresolved. I adjusted the flesh tones then added focus and drama to the lighting.
Forest Encounter is an 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas painting begun on location in a Florida park near a tidal stream. The initial purpose was to add an animal to the location later in the studio. I added the animal then, a figure , and then something for them to look at. This painting and a few others have been recently added to my website gallery at: www.paravia.com/DonMaitz
Pencil remarque added to a mass market edition copy of Desperation. Proceeds from this donated book and original drawing benefit creative persons in dire circumstances. This auction is now live at: <http://www.ebay.com/itm/201046897946?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649>This book comes with the original preliminary pencil sketch of this image which may be framed.
A year ago (February13, 2013) I posted on this blog Tree Huggers as a painting I did on location. It has lingered in my studio and I had not been comfortable with the image as it seemed unbalanced and lacked a dynamic focal point. My imagination kicked in and I wondered what might be going on at that location when no one is looking…