Maryland Wine Festival poster

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.

Doggie and The Renwick

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.