Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Zinnia, Parsley and Pattypan

How's that for a combination? I love the shape of these little pattypan squash, and their subtle, creamy green color. After trying many different still life set ups, it was clear that a pink palette was perfect for showing them off. So, pink linen, an old Staffordshire plate, and a mix of zinnias provide the complimentary color, while a bunch of parsley and a yellow pitcher lend support to the squash's green-ness.

(12"x12", colored pencil on Pastelbord)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Brussels Sprouts & Delft..progress

Once again, this piece was set aside, but I finally have it very close to finished. The basket-like reed mats under the sprouts and pitcher have been more defined and warmed up in hue, and the long afternoon shadows accentuated. Finally, I think a few touches of a zingy, springy green on those Brussels sprouts will just about do it!

(6"x14", colored pencil on Pastelbord)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Upcoming Group Show

I am looking forward to my first local group show, coming up in November. The combination of large acrylic landscapes by Jane Ryan, fine art photography by Nina Fuller, "fine rustic" furniture by Dirk Leach, and my own colored pencil still lifes and portraits should really fill our space with energy, life and color. The space is a charming one... "The Old White Church", situated on the banks of the Saco River, repurposed as a venue for musical performances and an art gallery. It is right next door to (and actually a part of) the Saco River Grange Hall which is a wonderful little theater and concert hall.

The show and sale will be November 20th through the 22nd. Here is a map of the location. You are hereby invited!