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.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014