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iconic illustration works!

In 2000 Hidden Valley needed a make over. I was asked to paint an idealized sun lit farm valley & sky, with (17) flavor icons. For 11 years the (valley) has defined the brand and ranch dressing in general.

This was a bit of work I did to show the development process I go through to paint an illustration. Just look at those old crts in my photo, and no gray hair ether.

I am thankful for the many things I learned with this project. It helped me define a style of illustration that was colorful, dramatic & appetizing. It also let me do a landscape inspired by Edwin Frederic Church. His work has given me a great love for landscape.

 

 

 

 

Pecan Orchard Farm

The inspiration for this painting came from Grant Wood & Robin Moline. It was used for a pecan ice cream package background.

This is my rough pencil sketch.

Final pencil drawing with added tone in painter.

First pass of color  in painter. I like to build upon the tone in my pencil drawing as much as possible.

I assembled the final landscape with the graphics as place holders. The foreground pecan spots were done by my friend John Youssi.