New Halloween Illustration

I did a sketch this weekend for a new Halloween themed illustration, which will be used on the cover of the October issue of Country Pleasures magazine. We were going to use my pumpkin man, but it turns out that the magazine photo I took him from wasn’t actually that of an antique figurine, but a 2003 August Moon design by Lang! It was by complete chance that I discovered this – last weekend I was at Sumner for the second time in my life, and one of the shops had my man sitting right there on the counter. Imagine my suprise! She said it is broken, so she only puts it out as a decoration. Well, that took care of that – no using it in any publication! So I sketched this funny little troup out last night and just finished painting it up today. I’ll post a photo of the completed work later this week.

Hope you all had a good weekend – Have a nice night!


Lovely Sunday

The view out my front door today. It was so lovely I had to snap a photo.

New chair for my studio, picked up yesterday for $35. It has been in my favorite antique store since we moved here in the spring, so I took that as a sign that it was meant to be mine.