Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Residency

A new heron has taken up shop at the dam. I hope to befriend it as time goes on.
We'll see. My little project!
05-20-18-heron02
colored pencil, walnut ink
05-20-18-heron02
detail
05-20-18-heron01
charcoal, walnut ink
05-21-18-heron02
ink, graphite
05-23-18-heron
graphite, charcoal, ink

Friday, May 11, 2018

Jackson Hole sketches

I saw a few mountains when I was out in Jackson, Wyoming a few weeks ago. I could draw there for weeks on end. The scenery is spectacular and exotic.
I was in Jackson to visit the public schools and present "Owl Sees Owl" to Kindergartners and 1st Graders on behalf of the Bull-Bransom Award and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. It was a truly wonderful experience that I am still absorbing.

Tetons
04-25-18
Tetons
04-25-18
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
04-21-18
Grand Teton
04-19-18
Grand Teton
04-19-18
Old Faithful Geyser
04-21-18
Elk Refuge
04-18-18
Snow King and Jackson, Wyoming
04-18-18
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Red-wings return

Early April means the return of the Red-winged Blackbirds. Summer is not far away.

Red-winged Blackbird
04-09-18
ink
Red-winged Blackbird
04-12-18
crayon
Red-winged Blackbird
06-15-16
ink, crayon
Red-winged Blackbird
04-24-15
crayon, watercolor

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Imaginary & Real

The top two drawings here were done in my studio. They are completely made up and imaginary. I think they look "real." The next three are done from life in the woods near my home.
The final images are from a book I illustrated a few years ago written by Caroline Starr Rose titled "Over in the Wetlands."  More on this subject later. But in brief: What influence does proximity have on the truth of the image? In so many ways, they are ALL imaginary. And our goal in Life seems to be to bridge the gap somehow in ALL our endeavors. Salut!

04-03-18a
04-04-18a
03-10-18-trees

04-06-18-tree
"Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane on the Bayou Story"
by Caroline Starr Rose, 2014, Schwartz & Wade
rainy forest (detail)
"Over in the Wetlands" by Caroline Starr Rose
rainy forest (detail)
"Over in the Wetlands" by Caroline Starr Rose

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Vernal Gradual

Despite this: deep snow in the Hunnewell forest

03-17-18
And this: high water and ice in the Charles River…
03-09-18

03-18-18
We have this: a flock of frisky Mergansers!
03-23-18
And Skunk Cabbage flowers bullying their way up despite the winter weather.
Hooray Spring!
03-17-18

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