Malus “Prairie Fire”

October 25, 2013

Sketch154Sketch155Two drawings of crab apples.  Each about 4×6″.  Ink, gouache and graphite on paper.  For sale at .



April 7, 2013

So, yesterday I took part in the Worcester Art Museum’s “One Day Residency” program – not exactly an elite club as it’s open to all, regardless of age (or talent)…but still, it got me out of the house and drawing. The project I assigned myself was to compile a collection of faces, organized yearbook style. I opted to stick with portraits of sculptures – it seems less like copying than using painted faces as subjects would. I found the Buddhas, with their mild, pleasant expressions, most satisfying to draw. Spending such quality time with the sculptures gave me time to contemplate the artistic differences between these ancient cultures, some working during the same period as others but on opposite sides of the world. Each face in the grid is slightly larger than one square inch; the entire piece measuring approximately 7×9 inches.
I’m offering prints of this drawing for sale over at my Etsy shop for $15.

Pencil botanicals

February 4, 2013

Two relatively quick drawings done yesterday at Tower Hill Botanic Garden:

Sketch074Tangle of vines

Sketch075Acacia flowers

GrassesThe first twelve in an ongoing series of miniature gestural drawings of ornamental grasses bent over in the snow and cold.  Each measures a mere 1.25 x 1.75 inches (teeny-tiny).  Unlike my more detailed botanical pieces, these works are studies in simplicity and efficiency of line.  Original art for only five dollars?  Yes, at .

June 13, 2012

These are my first two attempts at drawing with ink and brush.  It’s much better for rendering feathers than my usual metal nibbed pen.  I might just stick with this method for a while…

Each drawing is bird-sized (about 3×4 inches).

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Clothespin Studies

February 10, 2012

A pair of pencil studies of one of my grandmother’s weathered old clothespins. 

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Corners of Home

November 3, 2011

 Ink on paper.  5×7 inches.