36 pirate original paintings by Don Maitz will be on display for three months, Jan. 24- April 26, at the Tampa Bay History Center. Works by Rick Reeves and reproductions by N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle will be featured along with Gasparilla archives and Tampa Bay Buccaneer logo art. <www.tampabayhistorycenter.org>
I have licensed some of my pirate and fantastic images to Kelsey’s Collection, a company that makes book cases, chests, and wine racks with panels that feature artwork. The items are solid wood. Two can be seen on this ebay site -http://www.ebay.com/itm/131344943106 or visit www.kelseyscollection.com.
My Holiday wishes to all! To see more joy expressed on this year’s swirly greeting card, visit: <http://www.paravia.com/DonMaitz/website/MythLegend/HolidayCard/index.html> It will knock your socks off…
Soldiers of Time is a paperback cover to be published by Baen books. It is a military time travel story by Stephen White. Shown is the finished 27″ x 18″ oil painting, the 9″ x 6″ acrylic color sketch, and the initial 3″x 2″ pencil concept.My other covers to this series are Ghosts of Time, and Pirates of the Timestream.
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.
Nick Pace, who created the Raiding Parties Game Cards, and I have decided to introduce a set of traditionally sized playing cards featuring my pirate watercolor artwork through the help of Kickstarter – visit: < https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/136088207/pirate-carrds>
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.