Falling Peonies in the Shadows

December 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

Falling Peonies

Thought I’d give us a reminder of summer with this colored pencil/ pastel of peonies.  It’s dark, wintry, and cold where we are.  While the snow is beautiful, it’s nice to see some color.

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Swirling Dragon Fruit

November 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I came upon an unusual food item in an organic grocery called dragon fruit.  I was struck at the similarity they bore to fish with the brilliant pinks and tail like fronds. I imagined different colors and sizes of them swirling and chasing each other.  The result was a pastel activated with spiraling forms throughout the composition conveying a sense of motion and speed among a world of lush hues.

Old Man in the Eaves

September 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

old man in the eaves

Pillsbury Hall Sculpture

Here’s a look at two views depicting the architectural sculpture of an old man under the eaves of Pillsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Minnesota.  The work was completed in colored pencil, Conte’ crayon, and pastel and on two very different papers; Canson colored and a Fabriano hot press showing two different vantage points and two different effects,  The drawings were part of a series looking at the relationship of the buildings we create and the architectural ornamentation that adorns them. 

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