Watercolor on rough absorbent stock,10″ x 9″. It was begun as a candid watercolor portrait, but the unknowing model left, so it became a memory painting from my imagination. I will be taking this to DragonCon this weekend.
A watercolor painted opposite the title page in a copy of “A Farce to Be Reckoned With” a book by Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley. I came up with the title to this when I read the publisher’s manuscript and got a personal atta-boy from Mr. Zelazny.
Watercolor on 12″ x 9″ Arches Hot Press 140 lb block paper using Winsor & Newton colors. This is the last image to be inserted into a deck of playing cards featuring my art to be published this fall. The deck is called, Pirate Carrds.
Here are some added steps to the completion of the Long John Silver watercolor recently posted. No, I did not lob off my leg to get the pose right. Photoshop did it…
The pencil drawing and the result with watercolor added. Robert Louis Stephenson’s Long John Silver character from “Treasure Island”. An imagined scene of Long John visiting Flint’s treasure before it was moved to the Hispaniola. He is hefting a bag of gold and secreting doubloons in his pocket. The painting is 14″ x 10″ on cold press 300 lb Aches paper.
Here are three more watercolors painted in a collector’s first editions. Watercolor with a minimum of water is used upon a blank interior page after transferring a drawing based upon the book to the site.
Original watercolor painted on the title page of a collector’s signed first edition of Stephen King’s Duma Key. A dry brush is needed to preserve the paper.
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
“He Is Bluffing” is a watercolor on a 12″ x 9″ Hot Pressed Arches Watercolor Block. This provides a very smooth surface for crisp edges and detailed rendering. The image is intended for a future playing card deck.
Original art is painted directly onto the book page, some puckering results, but the result is a spectacular addition to a treasured book. The remarque on left is inside Gene Wolfe’s second volume in the series,”Claw of the Conciliator”.