This is part of an image I made some time ago for an amazing sailor and adventurer, Stephanie Katz, to be used on her new blog about her travels. I was so happy to be asked to create the header and background for this place where she would document her experiences, and the process was such a fun one that I was sad when it was done. Go on and visit Stephanie on her blog to follow her travels at SheSails.net !
The image is something of a collage, with foreground and background images painted separately in gouache and then assembled together digitally, that way I could have more control over composition and placement even after the painting part was done.
I ought to have posted this sooner, but immediately after, I got tied up in a long term project that I can't talk about just yet. Let it suffice to say that I am bursting with excitement about it.