Michelle Kogan’s Art is Featured this Week on Harold Underdown’s FB cover photo

Michelle Kogan Rabbits View from Lurie Garden Detail

This week I am happy to have my art  featured as the cover photo on Harold Underdown’s FB page. Harold is a children’s book editor and the author of  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books. It’s a great book, and I refer back to it often. He also has the website The Purple Crayon which is chock full of info on writing, illustrating and publishing Children’s Books. Take a trip over to my website to view the entire painting: http://www.michellekogan.com 

Here’s a little info on the painting:
I worked on this painting while teaching a summer plein air painting class in the Lurie Garden’s of Millennium Park, in Chicago. My plein air paintings are often very spontaneous, where I am trying to capture a story and moment in time. Sometimes I begin with a quick thumbnail sketch, but often I start drawing directly on  watercolor paper with watercolor pencils and no preparatory sketch. I often use the watercolor pencils as brushes, dipping them into water and then drawing  with them. This gives me a very fluid line. I continue the painting with brushes and watercolors, bringing in the watercolor pencils for highlights and more line. I use transparent and occasionally a few opaque watercolors from tubes. Sometimes I bring in highlights with bits of white. The rabbit was there for a flash and then gone. I am very captured and inspired by color and seek to bring out vibrant colors in my children’s watercolor illustrations and paintings.

About Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an illustrator, instructor, painter and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park.
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4 Responses to Michelle Kogan’s Art is Featured this Week on Harold Underdown’s FB cover photo

  1. sewbussted says:

    Congratulations Michelle!!!

  2. I love your spontaneity and the colors too, congrats on the feature and I loved the Harold and the Purple Crayon when I was growing up and found them for my children as well

  3. natella111 says:

    Congratulations! I love bunnies and your painting is amazing! 🙂

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