This is the finished painting of Elliot the Pig and the lighthouses on the beach for one of the children’s book.

I will tell you about Elliot’s journey later on, but for now, the technical journey of this painting was as follows: After I made the paper and let it dry for a few days, I drew the design on drawing paper. This was then traced over, using tracing paper. Afterwards, I re-traced the tracing paper drawing onto the mulberry paper. (See Pigs and Lighthouses post http://jeantori.com/2012/03/pigs-and-lighthouses/ ). Then I painted it with a water-soluble paint called Tempera.

I think Elliot’s journey to the island in the distance will take less time!

(PS. Today is St Catherine of Bologna’s Day, the patron saint of artists.)

Elliot the Pig on Lighthouse Beach by Jean Tori 2012 ©

Elliot the Pig on Lighthouse Beach by Jean Tori 2012 ©