Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving - Posting Pastel 69 out of Order - Dog Play

Thanksgiving Day - and one of the things I am thankful for is our neighbors.  Several of the families on our cul de sac include dogs.  Sadly, several of us in this house are allergic to dogs.  This pastel was inspired by the neighborhood dog play that happens across several of our yards, and the neighbors who are careful to keep that play and the dogs well mannered even when loose.  Like most things on our sac, we get along and have a great outdoor community, for dogs, kids and adults all.


Pastel 69 - Dog Play

Dedicated to the dogs of our street, with a special call out in memory of Riley, who we lost this year long before his time.  He was a big puppy every day of his life, and a daily reminder to play every moment we can.  Thanks, Riley!  And thanks to all you great neighbors (including the ones with cats instead of dogs!)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pastel 61 - Frogs


These guys mostly emerged naturally.  The tadpole was not in the ball point ink - that came out of my head, based on the adults.  I've been fascinated with frogs since I was five or six years old.  I caught and released hundreds of them, as a child.  We built a hole series of pools for them in a drainage ditch near the house in NY where I grew up.



Pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.  Click image for a closer look.

I've been in Michigan 4 of the last 9 days - it puts a gap in my play/work on these...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pastel 60 - Whale and Crane


This is another that just emerged on the page, and I went with it.  The whale's smile, eye, fin and flukes were all obvious, as was the crane's head and body.  There was even a signature yellow fish.

Pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.  Click image for a closer look.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pastel 59 - Abstract


Often nothing recognizable emerges, and then I simply work with the shapes, movement and colors.

Pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.  Click image for a closer look.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pastel 58 - Trying to Teach Me to Dance


My sweetheart loves to dance - for me it's almost impossible.

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

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pastel 57 - Rabbit? Jackalope?


Pastel 57 - Pastel, ball point, Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.  Click image for closer view.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pastel 56 - Bird Love


I go with what's there...

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