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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hand-Held Mask

It would probably be a good idea to have someone model for me so that I could take pictures of them wearing my masks, but this morning I resorted to a drawing.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Masks on Etsy

Here are some of the new masks I have posted at . All of the originals for the Red Wolf Mask, the Raven Mask and the Day of the Dead Mask were done in pastels and they are printed on heavy card stock.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Corn Field in September

This pastel was done the week before last a couple miles from home. The cornfields have turned brown, but there is still not too much color in the trees. I was bombarded by gnats and falling acorns as I worked.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Love Bird Mask

How's this for sun-drenched? I couldn't resist the purple and the yellow of the Black-eyed Susans (wonder what the origin is of that name)when I saw these flowers at the supermarket. My hand-held bird mask is available at my etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pastel Underpainting

This is a 5x7 pastel that I did outside last week. I snapped a couple of photos of the early stages using my phone. The orange underpainting is "secured" with rubbing alcohol applied with a brush, so that it stays put and does not mingle with the pastel.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Villain for Illustration Friday

The grey wolf is frequently cast as the villain in literature, most famously in Little Red Riding Hood. The fear of wolves is pervasive in many societies, quite probably due to their predation of livestock in pastoral communities. Wolves are equally fearful of humans, but unless the wolf is rabid, they rarely attack a person.


This is my first post of an Illustration Friday topic in at least two years. I had developed some fun online relationships with a few of my fellow participants on the site, and that was always the best part.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September Plein Air

Did this around nine this morning in Meadowbreeze Park, Washington, NJ, near the baseball fields. There is some shade along a wooded pathway that gives me some privacy. I don't deal well with visitors dropping by to see how it's going!