pencil on paper, 10h x 8wPencil sketches allow me to quickly capture texture and form; the essence of the thing. Here I was intrigued by the feel of the soft petals against a coarse background.
pencil on paper, 10h x 8wI was sitting on a porch in Washington State waiting for my son and husband when I noticed these graceful liliesowers.
pencil and charcoal on paper, 10h x 8wMy grandfather used to say magnolias were blue and I argued they were pink. I only came to realize later that he was colorblind. In this dawing it doesn't really matter.
pencil on paper, 10h x 8wA simple orchid stalk displays fragility and beauty.
By the Riverbed
marker on paper, 8h x 10wAs I walked into a canyon, I watched the river flow and bubble over the fallen rocks. A dance that's been going on for ages to the rythm of water echoing off the canyon walls.
pencil and charcoal on paper, 8h x 10wIf you're lucky, in the Rockies you can see mountain sheep precariously clinging to rocks.
Best Friends - sold
pencil & pastel on paper, 14h x 11wIt's been said there would be no sweetness in the world without children or dogs. I smiled as our lab and a playmate anticipated each throw of the ball with their eager eyes.
pencil on paper, 10h x 8wFishermen dream about catching a big fish. When one bites, I admire its strength and fight to be free. After bringing it in for a look, I can hardly wait to release it.
pencil and charcoal on paper, 8h x 10wThis drawing is a sketch of a famous painting by Vermeer. The woman scribe represents to me the arist, who tries to capture through images her thoughts and her reality.
pencil on paper, 8hx10w
We hiked deep in this canyon to the stream. I spent the day drawing while my husband tried to catch a fish. One of us had success.
Saguaro Cactus Hills - sold
acrylics on canvas - 14h x 11w
The shadows of the giant Saguaro cactuses in the Scottsdale AZ hills conjure images of when the West was wild.
Looking Back and Missing You
pastel on paper - 18h x 14
The rain on the car window captured my mood as I was looking across the road to where my parents used to live.