Splashing Around

Here's a painting I did for a friend's birthday . . . it's been a while since I've used paint (real paint!) so I wanted to start off with something simple. I hope some more will be coming along before too long . . . after I finish my Halloween costume, anyway. Priorities!

Anyway, it's framed a bit wider than what shows up in the matted framed officially final version. The composition is a little better in the frame but it cut out some of the detail on the near tree trunks that I had had such fun with.

Investigating Images

Here's a sort of concept piece I did a while ago to illustrate a location in Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment. The geology is largely based on the coastal plain near Bellingham, Washington, which is strange with its island-like hills poking up out of the flatness.