Welcome to my Illustration/Painting Art Blog!
I was asked to be the featured Illustrator in the Spotlight for January’s The Prairie Wind, the Newsletter of the Illinois Chapter of the SCBWI. My article is called Journey with an Illustrator, Painter and Writer, and below is one of the illustrations included with the article. Here’s a link to the article
The Evanston Art Center is starting off the New Year with a Faculty Exhibition. Below is the painting I’ve included in the exhibit.
The Exhibit runs January 20th – February 10, 2013
With an Opening Reception Sunday January 20, 1 – 4 PM
Wintery weather is creeping up on us in Chicago, so I thought I’d share with you a sneak peek at a few New Holiday Cards coming next week to my Etsy Shop:
I’ve been teaching Plein Air Painting this summer at the Evanston Art Center and the Chicago Botanic Garden. When I teach Plein Air I work along with my students. Here’s a painting I worked on with my teen Plein Air class at the Evanston Art Center. It’s called Sailing by Seagulls and Wildflowers on the Dunes, and I painted it with watercolor and watercolor pencils. Can you find the seagulls…
These are character pencil sketches for A picture book that I worked on for an
SCBWI-IL Illustrator’s workshop.
Happy New Year!
I started this illustration at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, it’s from their African Exhibit. I was with my SCBWI Illustrators group. We all spread out in different parts of the zoo, did some work and then came together again at lunch to look at each others art! It was a great art morning and the meerkats were super models! And so were the beautiful small blue birds…Later in the year, around November I dropped in the starry sky.
All art on this blog is © Michelle Kogan unless otherwise noted. View more of Michelle’s art at her website http://www.michellekogan.com