Friday, December 19, 2014

Pastel 67 - Red Abstract

I've realized (and been told) that I hardly ever use red in any quantity.  So I tried to push myself on this one.  I felt like I didn't know what to do with it.  In this piece alone I can see that I got what I was after with the blue, orange, even the green, but the red just seems like I put it there (as opposed to it belonged there).  I have no idea if any of you can see what I mean, or not.  I'd like to know what you see/think.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pastel 66 - Don't Ask

Truly I have no idea.  The elephant and the face were clearly there, waiting to be completed.

Pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.  Click for a closer view (but you might be close enough already...)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pastel 65 - A Different Rabbit

It's great never knowing what will come next - I just follow.

Pastel, ball point, Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper,  Click image for a closer look.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pastel 64 - Abstract

The next few are not abstracts...  (if you prefer the Pastels with recognizable things).

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pastel 63 - Abstract

Pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.  Click for a closer look.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pastel 62 - Music and Balloons

This is how a room with music and a ceiling full of colorful helium balloons makes me feel.  Some Vegas hotel lobbies feel like this to me, as well.

Pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving - Posting Pastel 69 out of Order - Dog Play

Thanksgiving Day - and one of the things I am thankful for is our neighbors.  Several of the families on our cul de sac include dogs.  Sadly, several of us in this house are allergic to dogs.  This pastel was inspired by the neighborhood dog play that happens across several of our yards, and the neighbors who are careful to keep that play and the dogs well mannered even when loose.  Like most things on our sac, we get along and have a great outdoor community, for dogs, kids and adults all.

Pastel 69 - Dog Play

Dedicated to the dogs of our street, with a special call out in memory of Riley, who we lost this year long before his time.  He was a big puppy every day of his life, and a daily reminder to play every moment we can.  Thanks, Riley!  And thanks to all you great neighbors (including the ones with cats instead of dogs!)