I love children's book illustrations. When my kids were little and I still read to them, I would stare at the illustrations while reading the nearly memorized lines.  

I loved creating these small intimate paintings. They look like characters from a storybook. Grand and ridiculous. 

I'm leaving a hint of a landscape in the background. I hope it adds to the feeling of a regal portrait.

All of these characters are wrapped in a cloak. Not in an elegant way, but more like the burrito style my kids liked when they were small. I like having that space to play with organic patterns.


For this series of three, I was playing with the different red colors in a new set of paints. I love using red with its green compliment. Because I was layering colors, it is hard to tell that I was focused on the red. 

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.