This was the pencil I sent before adding color to the final art. I kept similar palettes between Taliesin and the Courtyard art so they would group together as a pair. It was a thrilling challenge to work on! Final cards and prints will be available at the Taliesin Visitor Center this Spring and also online. I will sell signed prints of Taliesin and the Courtyard in my Etsy shop and will donate 25% back to Taliesin Preservation so they can maintain these historic landmarks for future generations.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
It was a mid June day, so not a lot of flowers were in bloom.It was in between the Spring and summer stock. I do have a general knowledge of midwest perennials, so I could tell by the leaves what would be blooming later in summer. Later on when I started the illustration, I added several I saw in other photos online, including the purple Clematis on the trellis.
The sculptures placed around the courtyard were also on my list to include.
This was the Courtyard view from his bedroom window. I liked the reflecting pool a lot.
I loved the graceful line work in this sculpture near the end of our tour.
Here's what my pencil drawing looked like before I scanned it into the computer.
The final illustration! It will be sold at the Taliesin Bookstore as both prints and cards. I will be selling fine art versions in my Etsy Shop and donating 25% of the proceeds to Taliesin Preservation for continuing upkeep of this historic Frank Lloyd Wright space.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
|Hillside Assembly Hall built in 1903|
|Romeo & Juliet windmill|
|Visitor Center which celebrates its 50th birthday in 2017|
It's been an honor and a dream come true for me to work on these illustrations with the Taliesin team.