I revisited the story of Rip Van Winkle (written by Washington Irving, 1819)  not too long ago and it inspired me to illustrate a village scene. I imagine young Rip would have hiked to the top of that mountain and fallen asleep for 20 years while life continued down below…
…and however deep that may be, I also wanted to experiment with color and light. :) You can purchase a print of this piece in my Etsy shop! 

I revisited the story of Rip Van Winkle (written by Washington Irving, 1819)  not too long ago and it inspired me to illustrate a village scene. I imagine young Rip would have hiked to the top of that mountain and fallen asleep for 20 years while life continued down below…

…and however deep that may be, I also wanted to experiment with color and light. :) You can purchase a print of this piece in my Etsy shop!