Thursday, January 10, 2013

50 Years, 50 Paintings

Part of an illustration from my upcoming (2014)
picture book, Patient for Pumpkins.
I turned 50 yesterday. Its not a BIG deal. But I thought I should do something to celebrate? Commemorate? Well, recognize, anyway. So I'm going to try to do 50 paintings over the course of this year. Not little sketchy stuff, but real paintings.

The illustrations for my upcoming picture book are going to have to count, though. Over the next month and a half, I have to complete 9 more spreads. I finished the bouquet above a few days ago, and have started the next one. If you want to follow more about my progress on the book, check out my Facebook page, Linda Knoll, author.

I want to try some new mediums and styles this year too. I might actually get out the oil paints I keep saying I'm going to try... we'll see how that goes.

Happy New Year!