Friday, April 29, 2016

"Old Tree"

I sat in a lawn chair in this nice, quiet neighborhood and sketched this wonderful old tree for a couple of hours one summer day. It was early evening and it was so peaceful. It was quite a challenge but I enjoyed the experience. Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

"Quiet Corner"

I went out late today to do a quick plein air piece on this blustery spring day. I stood in the shadow of a giant pole for shade as I painted. As the sun was setting it got cold, windy, and the pole shadow kept moving so I had to move my easel with it! Frustrating! :) Well, the cold made me hurry up more so this ended up being a 1 hour study. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 11, 2016


This is my first commission for a friend who recently contacted me. My adventure in charcoal drawing is leading me down paths I never thought I'd be traveling. This is 'Scrappy', a cute, little terrier who, surprisingly, is 12 1/2 yrs. old! It was somewhat of a challenge drawing a white dog on white paper, but I learned a few things and I worked it out. Will have to try working on different colored papers in the future. Thanks for visiting!