|Iggie as a New Yorker ;)|
I have really enjoyed creating some new watercolor artwork during the last few weeks. While walking to the train in Hoboken after teaching last week - I realized it would be even cooler to combine lots of different watercolor elements into landscape illustrations depicting cities I've lived and worked in or traveled to - thus the new 'Whimsy City Collection'.
I'm starting with Jersey City and New York City - but I'd also like to create a works of art for Hoboken, Lancaster, PA and Miami. All cities that I know quite well and love.
|Putting some ideas together while sitting in Newport, Jersey City|
Of course the common thread in each piece will be special appearances by my alpine Linzer Lane Characters: Iggie, Zinnie & Zoë. As you can see, I had fun turning Iggie into a fashionable New Yorker above :)
|Newport Light House|
|Zoe as the Statue of Liberty!|
|The fountain in Van Vorst Park, Jersey City|
|NYC art lovers will recognize this building!|
|An ode to my family's grocery and lunch business from the 1930's in Jersey City- but modernized with a food truck theme. My mom has been telling me stories about Victoria's Lunch since I was a little girl.|
I plan to finish my Jersey City cityscape first - and it will feature some of my favorite elements of the city. One entire half of my family is from Jersey City (my mom was born here and her parents as well) so it's great fun sticking in some references to them and their past businesses and endeavors.
xo Lady Lucas
xo Lady Lucas