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Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 25 Oct 2006 06:39:42 -0700
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Greetings Lynette: Your artwork is so very wonderful, and such an
addition to the book! Hard to imagine the publisher printing without
it. Wow.
Congratulations, I know you're thrilled.
Linda M. Feltner Studio, LLC.
P.O. Box 325
Hereford, AZ 85615
(520) 803-0538
On Oct 24, 2006, at 8:09 PM, Lynette R. Cook wrote:

> Hi All,
> Many thanks to those of you who responded with Joan's current address,
> as I
> have found her. Now that I have located her, I shall post an update
> for the
> rest of you.
> Last year I asked the list for help locating kid's paint trays and
> scissors
> from "yesteryear." This was for a book illustration project. Now I can
> tell
> you what happened.
> The project I was working on was a series of 11 pieces of interior art
> for
> Dava Sobel's book The Planets. The hardcover US book, for which this
> art was
> specifically created, was published a year ago. However, it doesn't
> have the
> interior art. This was because there was a change of project editor
> partway
> through, and in this editor's infinite wisdom the book didn't need
> art. So
> it was left out. That was not a happy time. :(
> However, oh happy day, the art IS included in the paperback version
> coming
> out at the end of the month (Oct. 31st, according to For
> those
> of you who would like a preview, you can find the 11 pieces -
> including a
> 12th that was added this year - on my web site at:
> In keeping with Dava's goal to inspire readers to view the planets in
> a new
> way - and in light of her mastery at pulling from many different
> sources for
> information such as history, mythology, current research, and future
> missions - I decided to pull my imagery from different sources as
> well: as
> composites of traditional elements, digital elements, and photographic
> portions. There is also a surreal flavor inspired by Rene' Magritte to
> further encourage viewers to look at the art.
> Joan was a big help to me by sending me a metal paint set that was just
> perfect for one of the images, Model Worlds, which you can see closer
> up at:
> FYI: the paint set had never been used and I couldn't bear to dip a wet
> brush into the beautifully embossed cakes of paint and make it look
> like a
> child had just created a shoebox model with the pigment. So after I
> took a
> digital photo of the set and masked out the background I did the
> following:
> I created colored mountains in Bryce, digitally inserted them into the
> paint
> "cups," and then used the Photoshop brush to make painted doodles on
> the lid
> and some spattered droplets near the paint cakes. Voila! A used set!
> Now, at last, the art goes out into the world as it was meant to.
> (Happy
> sigh.)
> Lynette
> --
> Ms. Lynette R. Cook
> Astronomical Artist/Scientific Illustrator
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> 371 Willits Street
> Daly City, CA 94014 USA
> (650) 991-7106 Tel
> (650) 991-4702 Fax
> (415) 699-6937 Cell