Sunday, November 2, 2008


Illustration Friday - for the October 31st theme "Vacant". Are your current living quarters feeling a little cramped? See something better, but just aren't sure they are vacant? I just had to do the hermit crab...what a perfect example of something always looking for vacancies!


This is an african sky which I painted for my sister, Jennifer. I originally had planned women dancing in the foreground, but decided against it. It was such a study in clouds for me that I became obsessed with the sky and thought the dancers would just take away from it. The title "Relief" is because I see the presence of clouds as an indicator of rains to come, and of course "relief" for the arid landscape.