Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving to-day.
I have long been fascinated by the Pilgrims and their extraordinary story.
Here’s a picture that I happen to be working on at the moment. I've just started adding the first colour washes.
It shows the moment when a landing party of Pilgrims first set foot on American soil at Cape Cod. They fell to their knees to give thanks to God for bringing them safely across a vast and furious ocean. In fact their worst trials lay ahead of them.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!


Susie White said...

Hi- I am an American friend you just haven't met yet:). Happened across your blog looking for more info on the different editions of Jonathan Toomey (my most favorite Christmas book ever because of how well the story and illustrations emote this wonderful story. You're lighting and detail are amazing.)Please tell me this piece you're working on is part of a book we can see soon! Or somewhat soon!

PJ Lynch said...

Just saw your message Susie! Thanks so much for your kind words. This is indeed a part of a book that I have written and illustrated. I hope you will enjoy it when it comes out in September. Best wishes