It's been a long time since I've posted anything here, and I figured it was time to change that. I recently finished a new painting, "Fortune and Fate", Oil on panel, 20" x 24". I've also included the preliminary drawing.
This piece was created for Sharon Shinn's upcoming novel, "Fortune and Fate", set to be released November 4th, 2008 from Berkley books. My assistant, Kristina (who lurks around here occasionally) was a dead ringer for the main character: right age, hair length, color and body type! I swear the writer looked at her when filling in the details of her novel's character. This is the first book in a new series relating to Sharon's Twelve Houses books, which I also did covers for:
I'll be giving the background castle some more attention when it comes back to the studio, but thought I'd share this piece now.