This drawing is 8 by 11 inches and is down with 2 colors of marker (black and brown) and colored pencils on tinted paper. A flower pot with some zinnias was set on the front porch. It was drawn on June 22, 2021 in the late afternoon. A spell of hot dry weather has turned the nearby grass mostly yellow. So the major color in the scene comes from the flowers and the porch floor.
The scene is one with both a pink canopy and a pink carpet. The trees are spaced close enough that their branches are intervoven and the canopy overhead is almost solid. While the weather was still cold, the sun was out and the scene was magical. I worked in ink with a variety of brush pens for about 3 hours.
I did this sketch of a humming bird from a photo of the bird but added in the lily using an actual lily as a reference. I did the wings on the humming bird with brush pens that I filled with blends of black and white inks. The drawing is done with ink pens, markers and colored pencil.
These daffodils are some of the hundreds that bloomed in The East River Park in early April 2020. This drawing is done mostly in ink, using brush pens and markers on pale blue paper.
This daffodill was sketched on light grey colored paper using brush pens. It is a close up view of a single bloom and it is done almost entirely in ink. I drew the asphalt behind the flower and the wood mulch around the flower, very simply, so that your focus is on the bloom and leaves.
This Acrylic Painting of roses in a crystal vase, hangs on the wall near my desk and is a perennial favorite of mine. It measures 16 by 20 inches. I captured the various flowers in the bouquet and crystal vase without overworking it. I attribute the work’s freshness to the way it was quickly painted. I like the way the bouquet fills the canvas. It is neither a side view or top view. The view angle allows the hues of pink and green to be present in about equal amounts. Neither the blooms nor the leaves overwhelm in this composition.
This painting incorporates multiple themes that are associated with the Christmas holiday: Christmas Carols, Poinsettias, and Snow. It is painted with acrylic paint and measures 24 by 30 inches.
This work was done in several steps and uses 3 mediums. It is done on a toned piece of illustration board and measures 16 by 20 inches. The planting that I worked from was a large pot with more than 10 blooms that sat on the floor. I chose a view where I was looking down on the flowers so that I emphsized how plentiful and magnificant the blooms were.
This painting was done while I was vacationing in Wisconsin in 1997. It was painted with acrylic paint and measures 16 by 20 inches. My goal was to capture the volume that the flowers occupy as well as their festive color.
I did this sketch of red/fuchsia hyacinth on black paper as an experiment. I ended up doing this sketch over a period of 5 days. Each day I would see that the reds and pinks almost disappeared, so I did them over, only to see them disappear again. Eventually when the color was about 5 layers thick, it had the brightness that I wanted.