Sun Soaked Sailor

Stormalong Title page- 19″ x 14″ acrylic/mixed media

I did a series of paintings for a reading textbook illustrating the American folk tale Stormalong. It tells the tall tale of a giant baby that gets washed up on shore after a shipwreck. The town folk raise him into a giant sailing man and he has many far fetched adventures on the high seas, including a hair raising battle with a giant octopus on the ocean floor. This was a very fun project and included eight paintings. I’ll post some of the others another time.


For those of you who entered the Life Needs Art blog birthday giveaway, the drawing was held this morning. The following individuals had luck on their side and were drawn from the hat (actually a paint encrusted Cool Whip container) and will receive autographed copies of my book The Touch of the Master’s Hand.

Mike Blake
Chad Grohman
Spencer Harris

Thank you to all who entered and to all of you who check in on this blog on a regular basis. It has been a fun ride to this point and I hope the first year is only the beginning.

See full post here: LIFE NEEDS ART2011-05-20.