I added color to one of my old line drawings. I’m putting my illustrations in order for my new website. The sea and shipwrecks have always had a strong pull on my imagination. The ocean has my imagination stuck in an undertow. My thoughts are pulled under by a riptide. My metaphors are trapped in the deep silt of the abyssal plain, ha!
This is an illustration I created with oil paints some time ago. It is my version of Alice meeting the caterpillar in Wonderland. The original illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s book created by John Tenniel are wonderful. Tenniel’s illustrations for both of Lewis Carroll’s books deserve their place among the most famous literary illustrations ever made.
This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “Jump”. My charming and talented wife is in the process of creating a new website for my work. My WordPress blog is going to be integrated with the new site. The transition should go smoothly over the next few weeks and everything on the blog will remain the same. In the not too distant future my blog will become attached to my new portfolio site.