"Loveland Farms, Brown County, IN" watercolor on paper
Very pleased to post some images of a recent commission I've just completed for a friend's wedding. He and his fiance are both Hoosiers like myself, and when trying to think of a place that made sense for them to tie the knot, they felt there was no better place than the family farm in Brown County, IN. Amazing choice as it's one of the most beautiful spots in the country during the fall and throughout the year with it's rolling hills, covered bridges, farm fields, and spectacular foliage. The final piece above will be used as the front image on postcard wedding invitations that will be sent out to guests and will hopefully find a nice spot in their home together!
sketch 1 ink on paper
sketch 2 ink on paper
I worked out a few simple ink sketches based on his ideas and inspirations for the final image. Based on his suggestions, I was looking at some of J.R.R. Tolkien's watercolors and found the simple brushwork and bold colors to be a perfect way to exemplify the country folk aesthetic I believe he was looking for. Congrats to the couple, hope you like the piece!
Fear not, readers, if you're out there! I have not abandoned you! It has been some time since I've updated with any recent work, but I assure you I've been quite busy. While I have many commissioned pieces that I will be updating you on soon as well as some forthcoming paintings, I thought I would share some of the drawings that have been filling my sketch book of late. Many are in keeping with the automatic method I've been enjoying and some are simplistic thumbnails from objects at the Field Museum or the beginnings of ideas being worked out. Enjoy!