03-31-2018

03-31-2018

This was begun and put away some time in 2014 while I was in the middle of a series of large black and white drawings. It begun with sanguine chalk as an alternative to black and continued in a basic three color mode, sanguine, blue, and black with highlights of pale pink. Never quite sure …

Dancing Trees

Dancing Trees, Pastel and Watercolor on Buff Paper, 22 x 30

I tend to shy away from titles like this. It just fits though. I don't like to romanticize or anthropomorphize nature. Nature just is and even though this may seem to be a work of fantasy, the live oaks, when they lose their leaves the branches are seen to bend and twist in fantastical ways.

2017-03-09

2017-03-09, 30 x 22 1/2, Pastel on buff paper

In the fall, in the afternoon, the sun hits the tops of the trees in a distinct orange band. I tried to capture that without being too heavy handed. The media is pastel, size 30 x 22 1/2.