Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Year in Pictures

2009 was a year of about eighty or so paintings around here; included in the mix were 36 watercolors completed in a two week span for an educational book packager, as well as two picture books taken from start to finish, and a few 2008 stragglers completed. Here are some highlights, in no particular chronological order.

From Calico Dorsey, by Susan Lendroth. Tricycle Press, 2010.


From Blue House Dog, by Deborah Blumenthal. Peachtree Publishing, 2010.


A handful of the afore-mentioned watercolors, though for contractual reasons that's about all I can tell you about them.


Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt! by Leslie Kimmelman was completed and released this past year as well. Peachtree Publishing, 2009.

For my lovely sister-in-law's baby shower, of course. These were typeset with tongue-in-cheek dietary information and wrapped around baby food jars containing the party favors.


Also published in 2009 was The Yankee at the Seder, by Elka Weber. Tricycle Press.


Kim Wheedleton said...

I like the varied points of perspective in these pieces. And the way many of them seem to be coming from a "kid's eye view" will really pull those kiddos into the books!

Sarah said...


StephHW said...

you go, they're awesome!!

Adam said...

Thanks so much, guys!

Heather said...

Oh, Adam! I can't wait to get "Blue House Dog"!!! The illustrations are stunning! And I see I am a few books behind in my collection, and now have 2 more to add to my list!

Pia Nygaard Pedersen said...

lovly, vert beautiful.

Adam said...

Thanks, Pia...

Connie said...

Wow--very impressive.

Keith said...

The colours you use are so well thought out. Do you do a colour palette beforehand ?

I especially like the one of the men in the field.

Constance McLennan said...

I've looked at these before but not commented. The scope and quality of your work is so awesome--just overwhelming.

Adam said...

Thanks so much, everyone.

Keith, I don't use a color palette beforehand, though I do start out with a fairly limited palette and build from their. Thanks for visiting.