Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mixed Grazers

"Mixed Grazers" 8x10 Soft Pastel

The highland cow and sheep in this painting were grazing on the North shore of the Isle of Iona, Scotland.


"Oranges" 9x12 Soft Pastel
After drawing so many sheep and cows, I felt like trying something different and simple. It was such a perfect Spring day that something fresh and bright felt in order, so sitting by my open window I drew three simple oranges, keeping the color palette to a minimum.

Three's a Crowd

"Three's a Crowd" 5x5 Soft Pastel
When I saw this photograph we took on the Isle of Iona off the western coast of Scotland, I loved the grouping and the strong lights and shadows of the sheep.