Friday, February 25, 2011

Swarm

Spread from Winter Lullaby- 10.5" x 21" , acrylic

This week's Illustration Friday topic is "Swarm". I admit, I rarely have time to create something new specifically for Illustration Friday, but I enjoy participating in the forum. If you are not familiar with the site, you should check it out. It's an excuse to be creative and share with other artists and fans. There is a different theme posted every Friday and hundreds of artists contribute to it each week.

Detail from Winter Lullaby

This piece is the second spread from my picture book Winter Lullaby. Written in question and answer form on alternating spreads, the text simply and poetically explains where animals go in the winter. The opener poses the question "When the breeze blows the petals off the flowers, where do the bees go?" Turning the page, this  particular painting illustrates the answer, "inside their hives 'till spring arrives". It's a quiet bedtime story  for young children that happily is still in print. You can find it here.

16 comments:

rhiannalederman said...

Really amazing piece!! The color palette is so vivid and gorgeous!

Domestic Icing said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! I'm in awe...

INDIGENE said...

Your work is beautiful!

Juliana Fonseca said...

Perfect!!!!!!!!
congratulactions Beautiful nature.

Mike Blake / Monisawa said...

Oh my GOSH! Thank you thank you for posting the detail! I really appreciate being able to see the nitty gritty detail work! (It's especially nice to see your tight paintings up close.) Love the painting and the colors convey a very comfortable emotion.

Hannah Sommerville said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Tjuca said...

huhh, it is beautiful.

Leen Christens said...

Beautiful work!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Hope you are enjoying the other non Illustration Friday postings as well.

Linda Hensley said...

Very nice. Love the passage from the book too.

Jack Foster said...

Wow! Greg! Wow! I love stopping by... you always blow my mind!

Jane Grant Tentas said...

Beautiful illustration! I enjoyed viewing your other works--amazing!

Sally Taylor said...

Beautifully detailed illo! You are quite talented!

Rin Ohara said...

wow, gorgeous landscape!

Patti said...

Your work is really extraordinary. Love looking at your blog.

Priscilla said...

the detail on that tree is amazing. Really beautiful piece! this would work so well as an animation background as well.