Welcome to my blog, featuring various pieces from my collection of Oz books, artwork and memorabilia!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


What would summer be without an Oz project to work on? Lately I've been having fun playing with a series of small (12" x 12") paintings based on characters drawn by John R. Neill. These are colorful, purely decorative and simply a lot of fun to do!

The three I'm showing are roses taken from an illustration in Tik-Tok of Oz. I utilized some of these same images back when I painted Neill characters on my dining room walls - they make a fun subject. It's another craft endeavor using an Oz theme - I do enjoy seeing what I can come up with!


bombshellcat said...

I love the purple one!

I just started following your blog a little while ago as I am reading beyond "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" for the first time this summer. I have always been a fan of Oz, just an ill informed on. Your blog is fascinating!

Also: http://bombshellcat.blogspot.com/2009/08/ozma-of-oz.html
I did this sketch of Ozma last week. Thought maybe you would enjoy it!

Bill Campbell said...

Thanks, I enjoyed your sketch of Ozma too. The paintings have been fun because over the years I've seen so many Oz books that have been embellished by their young owners; this way I get to color the illustrations without damaging a book!

Nathan said...

These are nice. Are they of any roses in particular?

Bill Campbell said...

All three are specific roses taken from the double page spread in Tik-Tok of Oz, when Betsy is about to pick the Rose Princess.

Bell-Snickle said...

Beautiful. The third one especially.