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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Doo wop doo wop doo wop...hello! Welcome to my art blog from Tasmania, Australia. I post very randomly on my various art projects while also working in plant genetics. For more, please try the links to my various art pages or email me at silvergumstudio@yahoo.com.au. Thank you for visiting!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Fresh

This is a painting I finished on the weekend for the Sudan picture book - which fits this week's Illustration Friday theme 'fresh' quite conveniently!
They have a wet season in South Sudan and things can grow quite luxuriantly.  In the next scene the river is flooded after too much rain, and the children must cross it.  I have nearly finished the illustrations and can't wait to see how it all comes together.  Julie Hawkins, the book designer, is doing a beautiful job of the layout.

5 comments:

  1. Brilliant composition Gay, the way that big dark cloud takes up half the page but simply frames the boys. Bravo, bravissima!

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  2. Hi Gay,
    Love the way you have that big black cloud coming over. Great job.. :)

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  3. Hi! I must confess, I haven't visited your site for a long time.
    You have done a lot of fine artwork! Really beautiful!

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  4. I'm guilty too. What's wrong with me? You're great.

    Love the poem.

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  5. Wow, this is beautiful! Dangit, how did I miss so many posts? Longer hours at work. Is that a terrible excuse? Ah well, we do what we can. But I really love this! The color and composition are terrific!

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