Monday, May 14, 2007

Spectrum 14 update

My apologies for the long silence here in Blogger land. I've not spent much time in the studio lately, and what little I have worked on I can't really show. My wife recently had surgery that had her laid up in bed, and with a nearly two year old running around, I've been particularly busy keeping my head above water. I've also been working on a small press book cover that I'm actually pretty excited about, though things are getting suspiciously rocky with the contact on it. I'm concerned the deal may be falling through. One way or another I hope to be able to show that work soon...

To keep things moving, here's the work that was accepted to Spectrum 14, with a few tweaks made since it's creation last fall. I just uploaded this to the Spectrum FTP site, so I think I'm all set.


Mike Dutton said...

Hey Ben,
I hope the book deal stays on track, or at the very least you've got something in writing including something on kill fees.
Sounds like everything else is pretty hectic too (the homefront 'n'all) though I'm sure that'll all work itself out and you'll find some time to work in the studio again. :)

Thanks for sharing the blown up version of your Spectrum piece. I really can't wait to see it in print when the book comes out!

S.C. Watson said...

Hey Ben,

Some good work you have here. I really like what you've done with your Spectrum entry. Looks very good. I especially like how you've handled the birds. I keep going back to them.

I hope everything goes well with your wife. Best wishes to you and yours.

Cheers, and keep in touch.

Tom Kidd said...

Beautiful painting Ben. It's a great idea executed perfectly. If it were a book cover I'd have to buy the book.

Good luck with the small press people.