I put this together for the Maryland Wine Festival poster competition. I didn’t win, but I did receive an honorable mention and two passes to the festival, so that should be fun.
I did the illustration in the same style I’ve been working in for the “Marylandia” series illustrations, and it’s about Maryland wineries, so I’ll probably display it as part of that series when it comes time to exhibit it. The text on the poster is hand lettered, but the layout was assembled in Photoshop, so the original painting of the wreath and wineglass is without text.
Quick puppy portrait, and a painting of part of the outside architecture of The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian, for their anniversary postcard design competition. The actual text on the view I painted says “Dedicated To Art,” and the verdigris plaque has a bust in it, but I added the 40 and gallery name for the sake of the postcard design.
I used to hate painting architecture because it was too fussy and precise, but I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable with it over the past few years.
Now that Christmas has passed, I can post this. A friend commissioned this as a gift for her husband because they are about to start home brewing beer together.
I put this together for They Draw and Cook’s current “Eat Pretty” contest. I liked making the vegetable pattern…I think I want to do more like this. I just remembered that Spoonflower will custom-print fabric from any high resolution artwork, so I might have to explore that.