Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Cover Art, by Kim Blair

Lion Rampant I

Do you remember this painting I created a few years ago of the 'Lion Rampant', the unofficial national flag of Scotland?  Well, now you can see it as an Amazon/Kindle book cover if you click here, approximately number six down the list of books written by H. A. Culley.

Mr. H. A. Culley, a prolific authour from Great Britain emailed me a few months ago requesting to use it on the cover of his latest book, "The Winter King": Robert the Bruce (Robert the Bruce Trilogy 2).  I am looking forward to reading it over the winter.






Monday, November 3, 2014

Sketching in Italy, by Kim Blair

Italian Pepper
6x8 Pen and Ink, Watercolour Sketch 

I had good intensions to fill my sketch book while we vacationed in Italy for the month of October... but our days were filled with sightseeing, enjoying the local culture and eating gelato.  Most evenings we cooked dinner while sipping a glass of wine, discussing our daily adventures... then fell into bed!

The only time I had to sketch was in the evenings, which is why the few sketches I was able to squeak in revolved around food.  But, since fruit and vegetables are my favourite things to paint it turned out to be a lovely way to relax.

*One tip I'd like to pass along is not to have your tea cup next to your watercolour water container... A couple of times I found myself absentmindedly rinsing my brush in the wrong cup!

Ciao for now.