Friday, October 24, 2014

Pastels 40-42, Abstract, Mardi Gras, Summer Breezes

This is an odd trio.  These felt completely different to do - they came from very different places within me.  42 was the most fun.

Pastel 40

Pastel 41 - Mardi Gras 

Pastel 42 - Summer Breezes

The usual pastel, ball point, Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.  Click any image for a closer look.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pastels 37-39, Two Abstracts and The Raven and the Blue Bird

Three more from our October trip.  I believe these may all have been done on the same day.





The Raven and the Blue Bird


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pastels 34-36 - Casting the Bear's Shadow, Boat, Dancers

Next three pastels from the vacation.


Pastel 34 - Casting the Bear's Shadow


Pastel 35 - Boat


Pastel 36 - Dancers

All pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18x24 inch kraft paper.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pastels 31-33 - 2 Abstracts and "Sun after Cloudy Days"

We took a vacation and I did about 20 pastel paintings in 15 days.  I thoroughly enjoy the discovery of each piece.


Pastel 31 - first one of the trip - not warmed up.


Pastel 32 - better - closer to the heart of where I'm going.


Pastel 33 - I realized part way through this that it's what I feel when the sun comes out after several cloudy days.

All pastel, ball point, and Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pastel 30 - Deep in a Book


Cats fill the air with sleep when they are napping.  And when they are not napping they can be more insistent than many dogs.

So to stay alert and focused solely on the book, she must be deeply engaged.

This piece began the usual way, where I had no idea of it's destination.  It took a long time and more faith that it would emerge, since I only had the smallest glimmer of her face and her back against a dog.  Then the cats started showing up.  Then more.  Then more.  I think there could have been a few more if I had allowed...

Pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18x24 inch kraft paper.  Click the image for a closer look.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pastel 29 - Wild Ride this Week



It's been a wild ride this week, with a lot going on.  It was good to get some of it expressed on paper.

Pastel, ball point, Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper - click image for a closer view.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Auto Drawings - Autumn Melancholy, Spoonbills and Catfish, Elephants

More automatic drawings before bed...  Perfetto pencil in composition book.

Autumn Melancholy

Spoonbills and Catfish

Elephants