"From Tree to Table" Cover

Now that the cover is done, I have been busily illustrating the interior art. And after painting with color, it's such a shift to transition to "beautiful black and white" and how to translate color and freshness with a stark palette. It's made me remember my first painting teacher, John Halaka, starting us all out with only black and white, and every week we would do a new painting and maybe get to add a color to our palette. Some lessons in working with what you already have never lose their value. (Design by Jane Jeszeck of Jigsaw Design, published by Skipstone/The Mountaineers Publishers)

1 comment:

elephanta said...

Congratulations Lida! I absolutely love the cover painting and black & whites inside.
BTW it was great to meet you again at the first SCBWI meeting of the season!