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 sometime and thought I would try my hand at painting them.
I designed some trees for a play production. I had a lot of help cutting leaves out of paper , and straitening coat hangers. Here are some photos of the work.
This is a shot of the stage.
It all starts with a drawing.
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 every thing I do drawings had to be made, so here are some of them.
This was my first swing at it, the client was unsure how much event info would be put on the poster, how ever the client wanted to include a wine bottle so something drastic had to be done.
Along the way the idea of weaving the event info into the composition with focus on food elements was done. All of my drawings were drawn separately and composed digitally.
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.