Tuesday, July 20, 2010

OSV Sketching

So very kindly last year at Music and Arts--which was also a success this year--Walter made me a beautiful period sketchbook. This year I am finally getting a chance to really use it, drawing in costume in the village on slow days. I only have a few sketches so far, but I am hoping, if the weather improves, to increase that number very soon.

My sketchbook by Walter

Fishing in the morning with one of the interns

Bullard Tavern

Hopefully I will have some more sketches soon from my 2010 sketchbook too.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Music and Arts Weekend

This weekend June 19th-20th at Old Sturbridge Village, I will be cutting silhouettes in the Fitch House again. Needless to say, I am quite excited:

(image via OSVs facebook)

And a sketch of mine. My camera and computer are not talking at the moment it seems, so it may be a little while until I can ever post the finish of that last painting.

And in other news I am trying to get back in the habit of daily sketchbooking. I am not quite there yet, but I am getting better. Look for those updates soon!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Painting Progress

So I seemed to get very busy very recently so my painting got a little delayed, but I am hoping to have it finished by this evening. So, working my in progress complete with coleus plant propping my illustration board up:

And, to show I am working on them, one of my Old Sturbridge Village sketches; this one of the stagecoach and its driver.

Look out soon for that painting finish. Now back to those Colonial Williamsburg Podcasts!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Senior Illustration Show time!

It is my dearest Miss Hawkes's show this first week in April along with the first half of Montserrat's lovely illustration seniors. You should probably go check it out; all of the right people--like myself--will be there.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm opening
"All Dolled Up"
Senior Illustration Show
Montserrat's 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA

Featuring the art of:
Erica Allard
Meghan Hawkes
Emilee McGlory
Christopher Parent
Danielle Smith
Christopher Thibodeau
Justine Fitzgerald Yandle

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Leave it to line art

Trying to come up with a good front image for my postcard, here are a few sketches of ideas. I am leaning towards the top one if the finish comes out well. I just transfered it to illustration board yesterday.

But yes, from the sketchbook:

Also, I have two full images lined for my OSV colouring book idea and a third that I am on the fence about. Not bad non?

Also, for those who follow these things, I got a job at Old Sturbridge Village--for the summer for now, but still--so expect more images of the village in the coming months.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I have been working on trying to get back in the habit of sketching from observation wherever I go. I found it really fulfilling when in Italy but then got out of the habit. So here are a few selections from winter break:

Tea at the Hawkes House

Coffee Shop in Bath, ME
(filled with High Schoolers and laptops)

Meghan and my hotel room in Montreal
when we went to see the Waterhouse Exhibit

And one image from the summer I never posted but quite like:
Apothecary Kit from OSV Archives


Children's books, the Civil War and zombies

Montserrat Illustration Theme Show tonight! Theme: Zombies.
It would be a grave understatement to say Zombies are not my "thing" but regardless, I have submitted a piece and the opening should be fun, so go check it out.

My Submission (the cropping in the actual piece is better than the scan, but me and computers...):

The Civil War was a rough gig, and that was before the Confederacy started employing zombies! Raised in secret and fed off the amputated limbs of wounded soldiers the Georgia 1st Zombie Regiment would have been a force to be reckoned with if Major General Sherman had not burned them in their entirety during his famous "march to the sea" of 1864.

In other news, today I endeavor to start work on an Old Sturbridge Village/1830s Rural American colouring book, so that should be fun. I also have a plan for a kids book I would like to get some sketching done for. Mayhaps, this momentary dearth of inspiration has finally come to an end.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I have been working,
more artwork and comments to come
when I return to Beverly this weekend.