Friday, December 27, 2019

The Xmas Nutcracker

 

The Nutcracker ~ 
an icon of 
Christmas, 
scary, but a 
holiday symbol 
none the less.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Colored Pencil Gingerbread House

The Colored Pencil 
Gingerbread House ~ 
the only kind of gingerbread house 
I can make

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Xmas Penguins

 

Of course Penguins celebrate Christmas,
 they live at the North Pole you know.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Thr Christmas Fairy

The Christmas Fairy. 
She can only be seen once a year. 
The very first time you turn on your 
fully decorated Xmas tree, 
she can be seen at the 
top with the angel.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Angels we have heard on high


Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas Card

A Vintage Christmas Card
 that I designed for the 
Baltimore Sun Newspaper 
many many years ago.
Created with watercolors and graphite.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Christmas Corgi

December, finally 
has arrived. 
The month of 
holiday celebrations,
the month of 
holiday cheer,
the spirit of giving 
and forgiving,
and the 
season of loving.
I wish this 
holiday month 
could last all year!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Pastels and sanded paper

PASTELS

After receiving a beautiful set of pencil pastels for Christmas, last Christmas to be specific, I thought I should finally use them before this Christmas! I have never used pastels of any kind. I have always been quite adverse to messy sticks of chalk! But these were pencils, much like my colored pencils. I found they are very much like my colored pencils - only quicker to use. Very pleasing actually. 
And on top of learning a new medium - there are paper choices!
This one is on sanded pastel paper - which I love!


This one, the same scene as above,  is on textured pastel paper - which would have been okay if I hadn't tried the sanded paper.


Friday, November 1, 2019

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO
November 2, 2019
11am to 4pm
Wisehaven Event Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York PA 17402

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO
November 2, 2019
11am to 4pm
Wisehaven Event Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York PA 17402

Monday, October 28, 2019

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO


November 2, 2019
11am to 4pm
Wisehaven Event Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York PA 17402

Saturday, October 26, 2019

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO 
November 2, 2019
11am to 4pm
Wisehaven Event Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York PA 17402

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mixed Media Butterflies

BUTTERFLY COLLAGE

Mixed Media Collage ~ colored pencil butterfly drawings along with other collage papers.
Mounted on 10 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.



Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mixed Media Seagulls

SEAGULLS

Mixed Media ~ colored pencil drawings of seagulls,
 cut out and used as collage material along 
with other collage papers ~ 
tinted tissue paper and painted tissue paper.
Mounted on 10 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

colored pencil Flamingos


MORE TANGLED FLAMINGOS

Colored pencil flamingo drawing used as
 collage material, along with
 other collage papers. 
Mounted on 10 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Father Time Pen and Ink


FATHER TIME

Pen and Ink. Not much to say about this drawing,
my favorite medium,
a time tested subject,
busy busy busy, 
just the way I love it.



Sunday, September 8, 2019

Mother Nature colored pencil


MOTHER NATURE

This is one of those works of art that 
do not turn out looking the way it did in my head. 
It began as a watercolor exercise. 
But since I do no like watercolors and fight them 
every inch of the way, I finally gave in to 
the call of the colored pencils. 
So satisfying!



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

White Flower Mixed Media Collage


SMALL WHITE FLOWER

This is a small, 10 x 10" mixed media collage 
on a gallery wrapped canvas.
The entire canvas is part of the art, 
the front, the sides and the back, 
and a glass knob on the top.




Sunday, September 1, 2019

Colored Pencil Flamingos


TANGLED FRIENDS

Flamingos give the color pink a true purpose.
When I draw flamingos, 
I always want to wrap their necks around 
and through and convoluted, 
and what a better way than with friends. 
My colored pencils were made for this drawing!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pumpkin-head Halloween Pen and Ink


PUMPKIN-HEADS

My favorite and truly loved ink pen,
 the two of us thrive on drawing quirky people and things. 
Pumpkin -Heads, 
the perfect odd Halloween costume.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Watercolor Autumn Fall Pumpkins


PUMPKIN PATCH
Getting ready for Fall, cool weather and warm rich colors.
Here is another of my watercolor exercises. 
Watercolors are not my favorite medium, 
they make me work hard and struggle.
I finally had to use my colored pencils to finish the sky.


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