Sunday, October 5, 2014

Woodland & Fantasy Masks

Earlier this week I packed up a wholesale order of masks for a store that is just opening in California!
All my masks are available here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Plein Air Lake in Autumn

I was scouting spots to work during a plein air paint-out when I did this sketch last week. The event was supposed to take place tomorrow, but has been delayed because rain had been predicted and I won't be able to attend on the make-up date. Oh well.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Swan Mask

A friend of mine is in charge of decorating a venue for an event with the theme of Swan Lake. She asked me if I could illustrate a swan mask to compliment the theme. This is what I came up with. The original art is pastel and it is printed on a heavy card stock. I also made it available in my shop. It was fun to do and I don't think it would ever have occurred to me to try a swan. I have a lot of masks at my shop, but it's always good to get input. Any ideas?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wolf Mask

I now have my wolf mask in two different sizes. One is probably best for children and women, the other for men. Check out the dimensions on each. Available here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Brown Bear in the Woods

My husband and I hiked last Sunday through trails on state land in Hunterdon County, NJ, about 6 miles from where we live. On our way out of the woods my husband stopped and gestured for me to stay quiet. I thought that he was probably going to point out a deer, but when I looked about 60 yards to the left of the path, I saw a gigantic brown bear moseying along. We slowly retreated for a few yards and then VERY slowly headed out of the woods. When I tell people about it, they say "Awwwwwwwww", but it wasn't so much cute as it was scary. In retrospect though, he was an awe inspiring sight. He is the "model" for my mask that I finished yesterday.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Barn Owl Halloween Mask

Now that summer is coming to a close (sigh), it seems okay to post a new owl Halloween mask. The photo includes the pastel original, in the background, and the print.
The mask is available here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Plein Air on Mountain View Road

This is right up the road from where I live. It's a spectacular view. I perched on a milk crate with a drawing board in my lap and worked on this early last week in the late afternoon. My order of Mount Vision pastels had arrived and I was trying them out for the first time. They're creamy, but not quite as luxurious as Sennelier pastels.