Thursday, May 7, 2015

Plein Air in May

I got out on Monday to do some plein air work for the first time this spring. The temperature got up in the 80s and since the trees were not completely leafed out, it was hard to find good shade cover. However, it felt great to be outside. This is a pastel done on UArt sanded paper.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Growling Wolf Mask

I finished up this new wolf mask over the weekend. I used several photos as reference and tried for the most menacing look I could achieve.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tiger Mask

Here is another mask done in pastels on a dark Mi-Tientes paper.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dragon Mask

The original art for the dragon mask is done with pastel chalk on a dark brown paper.
Available here.

Monday, January 5, 2015

New Jersey Isn't Boring

New Jersey Isn't Boring has my Etsy listed as their shop of the week. It's a good site to reference if you're looking for something fun to get out and do on the weekend. That is, for those of us who live in New Jersey. The site has an eclectic mix of listings for film festivals, art galleries, flea markets, food trucks...............

Monday, December 15, 2014

2015 Illustrated Food Calendar

I just recently discovered how easy it is to collage photos together at, and I'm a bit addicted to it. My calendar is at my Etsy shop. Each month is a still life done in pastel.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Woodland Stick Puppets

My woodland animals are printed from my pastel drawings. They are cut out and mounted on wooden dowels. Sometimes I will get emails through Etsy asking if they can have a "blonde" wolf or a female deer. I'm assuming that people think that what they are asking would be a simple switch. Maybe that is true, if the work is created on the computer, but for me it would involve starting from scratch.