Free To Paint

Since "retirement" and "painting on the beach" have come up on the list, here are a few of my paintings done on a recent trip to Block Island, RI.  Up at 6 a.m. - take a walk - become inspired - paint!  Retirement is not on my bucket list.





BOOM!

http://www.mauriejmanning.net/

BOOM!  From my first book, "The Aunts Go Marching" by Maurie J Manning, published 2003 by Boyds Mills Press.  Done in digital pastel using Corel Painter.

Rooster Crossing the Road

Pencil, digital. © David Opie

Illustration from a book proposal. 
By David Opie.

Eggs

Amy Huntington
https://amyhuntington.wordpress.com/

Chickens, hens, eggs ... chickens ...




 Illustrations from SUN ABOVE AND BLOOMS BELOW
and PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES written by Charline Profiri,
illustrated by Susan Swan, Albert Whitman Publisher


Old MacDonald Had a... Chicken!

A page from the board book Old MacDonald Had a Farm.
Written by Kim Mitzo Thompson
Illustrated by Patrick Girouard

Readers' Choice Finalist

Hi Everyone!

Baby Bear is asking for your help voting for his book, Achoo! Why Pollen Counts.  You see, he can't vote himself - but you can!  EVERY vote counts.

Achoo! Why Pollen Counts is a 2015 Foreword Review INDIEFAB Finalist.  You vote for the Readers' Choice by saying, Achoo! is my #INDIEFABFAVE in the comment section here: https://indiefab.forewordreviews.com/books/achoo-why-pollen-counts/ 

You can use you Facebook account, or create a Foreword Review account to leave your comment.  It is very simple - and would mean the absolute World to Baby Bear and all his forest friends!  Please also help spread the word and help me make this go viral.  Voting ends May 20, 2016.

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU from: Baby Bear, Valerie Vole, Momma Bear, Sandy Spiderling, Zoe Zebra Butterfly, Honey Bee, Lili Ladybug, Sammy Snow Owl, and Shennen.

www.achoowhypollencounts.com







A woodsy step by step GIF

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It's back to the woods with another step by step GIF. The experience of creating an entire landscape by one's self is uniquely satisfying - we illustrators do create our own little worlds after all.

So Many Children!


A hidden picture page for Highlights Magazine. Can you find eight objects?
by Patrick Girouard