Landscape Illustration

by Michael Bast

Sweet Savannah

I made a trip to Savannah Georgia and was impressed at every turn. The public squares every 3 blocks or so with lovely live oak trees, Victorian brick architecture, & magnolia trees. I have also admired Martin Heade's Magnolia painting's for some time and...

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Iconic Illustration Works!

In 2000 Hidden Valley needed a makeover. I was asked to paint an idealized sunlit 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...

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A Dream Job for Me

My wife would always hold up a Celestial Seasonings tea package and say, "honey you should be doing work for them". I would say, "yep, that would be the coolest". Thank God He heard my prayer and they called me and said they had wanted to work with me for...

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Food & Wine Event Poster

This poster image was created for an event in Palm Desert CA showcasing famously talented chefs and wine curators. I even was privileged enough to travel there, eat & drink and sign my posters. It is a large painting I did digitally in Painter, but like...

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Pencil Landscape for SaraLee

The client wanted me to create a farm with lots of naturalistic landscape elements for a back to nature look. However, it needed to be (idealized) in composition and tone.

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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...

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