A digital sketchbook

West Birchrunville Inn, Negril Jamaica

After eight years the family made a return trip to the cliffs of the west Jamaica.  Reuniting with inn owner Sadie Hines and her family met on our two previous trips to Negril.  Inspirational for the sketchbook and the soul.   The underwater camera housing from GoPro worked without fail helping create memorable shots of coral reef, YS Falls, cliff diving.  Hopefully the links on these paintings and videos will drum up business for West Birchrunville Cottages in a beautiful area of Negril for those looking for opposite of the resort experience.  

Happy New Year from Hobbiton

Gifted a must have for fantasy fans of all things second breakfast, The Art of Tolkien.  Thanks to my brother for coming through on this book for Hanukkah.  Trying out a new brush pen inspired by concepts from Tolkien's sketchbook which evolved into illuminated plates for a book that initially had no budget for art, The Hobbit.  Enjoyed, twice, the adaptation to film but yet to see the 48 frame, 3D version or arrive to theater in costume. Both are tempting.  Enjoy your New Year, best wishes from the Shire watercolor update to follow.