Selections from The Color Series

I recently did a collage series to hang in the children’s department of the Noah Webster Library in West Hartford, CT.  It’s a color series, and each color has an animal representative.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Blue Cat at Sea, collage and watercolor

Blue Cat at Sea, collage and watercolor

Green Frog Waiting, collage and watercolor

Green Frog Waiting, collage and watercolor

Orange Fox Dancing, collage and watercolor

Orange Fox Dancing, collage and watercolor

Red Rabbit a.k.a. My Bunny Valentine, collage and watercolor

Red Rabbit a.k.a. My Bunny Valentine, collage and watercolor

Simple Fun at Whiting Lane

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I kicked off the week with a two-day visit to Whiting Lane School where I had big fun doing my new presentation, ALL ABOUT ILLUSTRATION, with the kids.  I read my new book THE SIMPLES LOVE A PICNIC and talked about how I illustrate a book from choosing a style, to character consistency, to planning a layout, to composing a scene.  (Below) Some student illustrators help me compose a nice picnic spread with The Simples.

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Then I retired to the library where the fabulous Lee Gluck let me take over and do fun, crazy ant collages with the students.  I find the best art projects have a little bit of me teaching a technique and a little bit of the kids taking over and making their own choices.  Here we have ants carrying an orange, a carrot, a slice of watermelon, and a donut.  I love it!

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Thanks so much to Lee Gluck and the fabulous teachers and student at Whiting Lane for making me feel so welcome!  I love you guys!