New Art

Thanks to Irene Gallo, the world is beating a path to our (blog) door, so I figure it's time to spruce things up around here and post some new art. Nothing like company coming over to get your butt in gear, eh? This first image is the one Omar was hiding in our previous post "Sneek Peek? Nope." It's a lovely watercolor titled Leda and the Swan

This next one is a sequel to Omar's painting, The Turtle Race, called At Full Gallop.

Next on our tour is another addition to Omar's Alice in Wonderland set,
titled Now, Dinah, tell me the truth: did you ever eat a bat?

And to round up today's exhibit, here we have the amorous Renard pitching woo in Moonlight Serenade. I love the frogs singing in the lower right.

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On our way back home from Altoona, we made a detour to Chadds Ford, PA and the Brandywine River Museum. Why? Well, I'll tell ya.
We were there to drop off Omar's painting "the Caterpillar" because it's going to be in the museum's show Alice in Pictureland: Illustrations of Lewis Carroll's Classic Tales. Yep, Omar's work is going to be hanging alongside works by Arthur Rackham, John Tenniel, Salvador Dali, Jesse Wilcox Smith, and a few others! That's some fancy neighbors, and we're pretty excited about it. The show opens November 27 and runs through January 10. While we were there we got to get a sneak peek at the show (not to mention a few Wyeth's in the stacks--cool!) it looks like it's going to be a really interesting and diverse show. We're definitely planning a special trip to check out the show when it's up.

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We are now freshly returned from Illuxcon, still got that glow going, but at the same time wishing we could just sleep for a few days and not go back to the studio quite yet... Alas, the muse beckons and cajoles.

I think one of the highlights to the show was having our booth next to Ian Miller and his invisible dog, Jimmy. Jimmy was the most well-behaved dog I have ever met, you'd almost never know he was even there. Ian, on the other hand, not so well-behaved. He kept trying to steal Omar away to drink beer at the bistro across the street.

Another big hit at the show was Thomas Kuebler's freakishly lifelike sculptures. I always wonder how things like this get transported, so here are some pictures of his creatures being packed away at the end of the show. Can you imagine seeing these peeking out the window at you as you're driving on the highway???

Sneak Peek? Nope.

We've been busy getting ready for Illuxcon, so I thought I'd give everyone a sneak peek of what Omar has been working on lately. But alas, I was not quick enough with the camera. So I guess you all will just have to be patient. Lots of new stuff coming soon! Hope to see you at Illuxcon next weekend.