Hello all you wonderful backers of my Ghosts project!
It's been awhile since I sent an update, and I wanted to let you all know how the project is going. I was hoping to be finished with the artwork and ready to print the book by now, but due to an injury to my right shoulder, I've been unable to do much work the last several months and have fallen behind schedule. Here's where we are at with the project:
I've have 11 finished pieces in the Civil War series that are ready to go to print. They are posted on the Ghosts Project page of my website for you to see.
I have my photos from Hawaii and am working on the Pearl Harbor series now. I have 1 completely finished piece and several pieces in various states of progress. You can see the finished piece on my website. Look closely to see the faces in the image.
I returned from Europe in May with approximately 3500 photographs of WWII sites in England and France including London, Normandy, Paris, and Dunkirk; and several WWI sites in France and Belgium. I've been able to sort through them, pick the ones I want to use, and match them up with old, period shots that I want to use in the final pieces. I'm hoping to be able to do some of the actual artwork now that my shoulder is finally healing up enough to let me work for short periods. I should be able to put more time in as it gets better and stronger.
I apologize for the delay, not getting the project finished by the end of August like I had planned. At this point I hope to have the project completed by the end of the year, and the book printed by the end of January 2015. You should receive your rewards in February.
Thanks for your patience and your patronage!