OTHER EXPLORATIONS

From time to time I create images that lie outside my major focus.  Scroll down to see these creative wanderings...

ORGANICS

This series is based on tree bark.  Artists often explore the color and line of a tree etched against a beautiful sky. I'm more interested in what you see if you "zoom in" on the subject.  I'm intrigued by the organisms and environs that are revealed and the range of color, texture and pattern that can be composed into an almost-abstract image while remaining firmly rooted in realistic representation.

 

A Delicate Decay
A Delicate Decay

Pastel on Sanded Paper 18" x 14"

Have You Looked Deep Within?
Have You Looked Deep Within?

Pastel on Sanded Paper 18" x 14"

Caught in a Crevice
Caught in a Crevice

Pastel on Sanded Paper 18" x 14"

Heart of the Matter - Juniper
Heart of the Matter - Juniper

Pastel on Sanded Paper 18" x 14"

LANDSCAPES

A  landscape allows us to capture a broad view of the world that surrounds us -  the beauty, the power, the silence, or the moodiness -  and this vision lets us live with it indoors.  It helps us conjure memories and calm or excite our spirit.  While my major focus is to view natures"small treasures" intimately and present them in large scale, periodically, I love the challenge of presenting the broader picture.

Beach Walk
Beach Walk

Pastel on Paper 12" x 15"

Perfectly Still
Perfectly Still

Pastel on Paper 15" x 9" *No longer available*

Afternoon Shadows
Afternoon Shadows

Pastel on Sanded Paper 7.5" x 9" *No longer available*

Silence
Silence

Pastel on Paper 15" x 11"

STILL LIFES

A still life is a wonderful vehicle that can satisfy a variety of purposes.  It is often used by an artist as a means to focus on the more formal components of art - the study of light and shadow, value or composition.  It can encourage the artists technical skills with the translucency of glass, the reflection of metal, the luster of shells, the texture of fabric or the velvet richness of a petal. The objects included can be random or chosen with great care to convey deeper meaning  or emotion, to commemorate or even draw a portrait or self portrait.  Most of my work verges on a more natural, informal approach to still life but I enjoy the structure of the traditional approach as well.

 

Moon Snail and Crater
Moon Snail and Crater

4" x 4" Pastel on Sanded Paper * No Longer Available *

Sea Gifts 3
Sea Gifts 3

6" x 6" Pastel on Sanded Paper

Sea Apple & Coral
Sea Apple & Coral

4" x 4" Pastel on Sanded Paper * No Longer Available *

Sea Gifts 2
Sea Gifts 2

6" x 6" Pastel on Sanded Paper

Sea Gifts 1
Sea Gifts 1

6" x 6" Pastel on Sanded Paper * No Longer Available *

To-may-to, To-mah-to
To-may-to, To-mah-to

Pastel on Sanded Paper 23" x 19"

Me and My Shadow
Me and My Shadow

Pastel on Sanded Paper 5.5" x 7.5" *No longer available*

It's a Tomato
It's a Tomato

Pastel on Sanded Paper 7.5" x 5.5" *No longer available*

Once There Were Four
Once There Were Four

Pastel on Sanded Paper 7.5" x 5.5"

Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff

Pastel on Sanded Paper 6" x 4" *No longer available*

The Sea Star and the Lily
The Sea Star and the Lily

Charcoal Pencil on Paper 15" x 11"

L'Aubergine Blanche
L'Aubergine Blanche

Charcoal Pencil on Paper 11" x 15"

Egg White
Egg White

Charcoal Pencil on Paper 11" x 15" *No longer Available*