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.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Plein Air, Mansfield New Jersey

I did this small, pastel last week in a field right off Rt. 57 in Mansfield. The colors look a bit more intense on my screen than the original piece. I put it in the linen mat and thought that it complimented the colors well. I'm going out this afternoon. It's hot, but the humidity is gone.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Plein Air Landscape Block

This is a landscape that I did in pastels in Harmony, New Jersey last summer. It's a beautiful, peaceful spot. The name really fits the place. I decided to make a print of it the other day and mount it on this block of wood.
The block is available here.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Plein Air on Hazen Road

Pastel sketch. Plan on going back to the same spot.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bookmarks for the Cook

I just added these to my Etsy shop. I love doing food illustrations and I think the prints of these turned out particularly well. The original are all pastels done on Mi-Tientes paper. Thanks for looking!