I’m really excited to say that a dream of mine is about to come to fruition. A book of the opera series I created over the last 10 years.. around 35 paintings. The thing I’m really all chubby about is that it’s not a vanity book, it’s about how ideas develop. With each painting there is a brief synopsis of the opera, views of sketches and studies and comments about how the ideas evolved. I love it when I get insight into how a piece was done and that’s the entire point of this book. Many of the paintings from this series were accepted into the Society of Illustrators annual exhibit (big honor for me) as well as the Communication Arts Illustration annual (another biggie). The first edition is small, 300 but the book is big 11×14 (that’s 22×14 flat) almost 80 pages.. It’s being designed by one of the top designers in the country and cowritten by and equally good writer. This is not a cookie cutter print on demand project. Haven’t decided for sure on the price point yet but it will probably be around $70. Here’s a sneak peak at two spreads. If you are interested email me through either my illustration site or painting site listed at right. And if you want to see any of the paintings you can go to either my illustration site>entertainment or to my painting site>figure.