Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Went to a lecture this afternoon given by a friend and illustrator Carol Schwartz at the Salisbury Public Library where her work will be on display through April.  The reception will be held tonight from 6pm-8pm, April 18.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I'm happy to say that I've completed the third of three Pride & Prejudice drawings I've been working on.  Perhaps after a little time passes I'll revisit these lovely stories but for now I'm content to move on to some paintings. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hello all!  I haven't posted anything in some time.  I've been ill and most of my time has been spent on the couch de-congesting, de-fevering, de-chilling and hoping to reunite with a hearty and much beloved appetite.  

However, I  am happy to say that I'm on the mend and will be back to working on a project I hoped to finish three weeks ago.  Hope your spring has started out a bit better than mine!  Happy days ahead!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Visited the Museum of Fine Arts Boston this past weekend and was fortunate to spend time exploring the Make Way for Ducklings exhibit.  

His paintings were so bright and brilliantly painted.


Blueberries for Sal was one of the first children's books I remember reading as a little one.  I was so excited to see the original works of art.  


Being able to view Robert McCloskey's sketches and final paintings taught me so much about illustration.  I will never forget this experience.  

Monday, March 13, 2017

When I created this image I was thinking of those old Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi movies like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein,...you see where I'm headed with this (oh and of course, Dracula).

 I also wanted to show the sketches (that are basically scribbles).  I found it interesting, while revisiting this inception of this image, how much can grow from a sketch and from our imaginations. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy Women's Day!  This drawing is of Greek goddess Athena as she emerges from girlhood to take on the responsibilities of womanhood.  The role of this goddess is that of wisdom, craft and war.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Today I decided to take a little break and play around with an idea for a new Melizza Chernov Illustration banner.  It won't be on the website but I thought it might be fun to change out my old Twitter and Facebook banners.

I enjoyed how it turned out!