Thursday, February 3, 2011


 As I had mentioned in yesterday's post, I am currently work on another book based on some of my past works accompanied by the beautiful writings of D.R. Hartle, a talented writer and a dear friend. This book will be a book of short stories that will be lavishly illustrated with full color and black and white imagery. Each tale has a moral to it and I'm hoping that it will bring a lot of smiles to those who read it. I've always been a big fan of the old  illustrated books of the true classics, those illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, Rackham and others. My hope is to create a book of new tales in the old way.

Above is the painting of "Rootfoot", a painting I did a few years back that inspired a beautiful tale written by D.R. Hartle. Below are some spot illustrations that I did this past week. The tale is about an old tree that tends to the forest saplings and grows weary ....but the tale doesn't end there! I will keep that a surprise.


SilverCrow said...

I am in love with Rootfoot. As was my Mom. Several years ago, I bought a print at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg, PA, for my Mom. I lost her two years ago, but every time I look at Rootfoot, I think her spirit must be in a tree just like his. Thank you for your fantasies & dreams & memories!

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

I really like your paintings, and Rootfoot is perfect:)
Have a nice weekend.

Tammie Lee said...

I love how you bring personality to your trees. They make me lean in to get to know. How wonderful that this project is exciting to you, it is to me too.

yaamas said...

Annie, I am deeply touched by your comment. I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I pray that Rootfoot will continue to be a comfort to you. Thank you for yor very heartfelt words.

Berit, thank you for your sweet words. You have a nice weekend also.

Tammie, I'm so glad that you like the personality in my trees. I always try to capture emotion in all of my work and your words couldn't be more inspiring. Thank you for that.