Category Archives: Illustration

Painting Process Step Four: Layering Color and Adding Detail

To begin with, I apologize to anyone who read about the first three steps in my painting process and has been waiting to read about the final step for a full year.  I’ve been distracted from blogging this year, but I’ve finally found time to write the final post in this series.  So without further … continue reading

Painting Process Step Three: Masking and Painting

After my paper is on the board there is just one more step before I get to start applying paint: cut a frisket mask.  The frisket covers several areas of the painting and repels water, keeping them white while I work on the rest of the scene.  For this painting, I’ve masked a rectangular section … continue reading

Painting Process Step Two: Transfer the Drawing

This is a continuation of my painting process series.  If you haven’t read the previous post, you may want to start at step one.

After I’m finished with my preliminary drawing my next step is to transfer that drawing to a nice piece of watercolor paper.  I use a 300 pound hot-press paper, made by

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Painting Process Step One: Preliminary Drawing

As I mentioned in a post at the beginning of the year, I am hard at work on artwork for my next book: Coral Reefs.  This is the first post in a series describing my painting process.  The first step is always brainstorming and sketching.  I usually start small, and do multiple sketches to get … continue reading

Signed Redwoods Prints Available Now!

A new print from Redwoods is now available on  The high quality digital print is 12″ tall by 16.25″ wide, and is signed and dated.  They cost $15 plus shipping and handling — a perfect Christmas gift!  Click on the image for more details.

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Successful Signing at the Browning School Book Fair

I signed books yesterday (November 14th) at the Browning School Book Fair in Manhattan.  It was a great event!  I was privileged to sign next to two outstanding author/aritsts: Peter Brown, Brian Floca and writer Rebecca Stead.  Here’s a picture from the event:

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Redwoods Named one of the Top Ten Picturebooks of 2009!

Redwoods is on’s list of top ten picture books of 2009!  Check it out by clicking the picture below:

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