Sunday, December 29, 2013

Liberated by the iPad

For a while now, I've been admiring the cityscapes I've seen painters creating. I love the misty mornings, long afternoon shadows, snow, ice, rain, heat and night scenes portrayed in these painters' works. I long to create some of my own. But, that would draw me away from the current series on doors and other portals that I'm developing in oils in the studio. 

To satisfy my desire to get into the city-scene frame of mind, I created this one on my iPad, using a photo from the New York Times as a reference. I'm not sure which Middle Eastern city the reference photo depicted, but I've made it my own anyway. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A snowy evening

While on a late afternoon drive recently, I thought I saw a fire burning 
in a local wooded area.
I had to investigate, not because I'm a fire-chaser, but because the scene was captivating.
Turns out, the snow-tubing place was making snow.

Pastel on paper. Approx. 8 x 11

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Red Tree — a new pastel

Here's a new pastel, from a sketch done on a sunny afternoon in the waning days of fall in New England.

Pastel on paper, 9 x 9. Available.