Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Holiday Sentinel"

placed in home near hearth
adorned with season's jewels
bringing joy to all

pen and ink
8 1/2" X 11" sketchbook page

Friday, December 7, 2012

"For Sarah"

I have a wonderful coworker and friend, Sarah, who is retiring this month.  Her favorite flower is hydrangea. Wanting to give her something that she might find "special", I decided to create a garden scene featuring hydrangeas.  

My study of an hydrangea blossom:

  graphite, pen and ink on sketchbook page

Then I did a value and composition study  for the painting:

Now, my painting and haiku:

down a garden path
remembering my dear friend
her favored flower

acrylic on composite panel
 7" X 5"