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NOTE: ALL DRAWINGS ARE MATTED AND PLACED IN PLASTIC ENVELOPES
FOR SHIPPING PROTECTION. EXPECT TO RE-MAT BEFORE FRAMING.

GRAPHITE PENCIL
These pencil images are in-depth volume studies. Both are candidates for life-size paintings.The two images to the right are reproduced on note cards.

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to prevent damage to
the mats during shipping,
but the corners and
edges of mats are
sometimes damaged.
Please be prepared to
re-mat images if
necessary with archival
quality mats
before framing.



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Pine Cones ©
pencil
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
NOT FOR SALE
Coleus ©
pencil
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
NOT FOR SALE

INDIA INK AND PERMANENT MARKER
The shading/modeling technique of "stippling" is my favorite for pen and ink. Density of objects and their shadows are created by varying the distance between "dots" of ink. Value (light and dark) determines edges and form. As you can guess, this technique is not a quick draw. Most of these images take 16 to 24 drawing hours.
Caladiums ©
pen and india ink
drawing paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
$95.00
Dusk ©
pen & ink wash on cold
press watercolor paper
image size: 20"x16"
mat size: 24"x20"
professional frame with museum glass
$550.00

PRISMACOLOR™ AND DERWENT™
COLORED WATER-SOLUBLE and WAX PENCILS
After the Rain was an experiment. I had purchased watercolor pencils about 10 years ago to create scenery mock-ups for a stage play. I had put them away, unconsciously categorizing them as "commercial". Needing to "loosen up", I began playing with them, with this serendipity result.

Colored pencil images are considered painting, primarily because many colored pencil artists spend hours and hours blending color like paint and creating photographic-like images. I prefer to let much of the pencil strokes remain visible, therefore placing them in the drawing category.

After the Rain
watercolor pencil on cold
press watercolor paper
image size: approx. 20"x16"
mat size: 24"x20"
wood & glass framed
(will not ship w/ frame)
$550.00
Iris Garden #3 ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
$125.00
Easter Gift ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 12"x16"
mat size: 16"x20"
$125.00
Spanish Oaks and Rocks ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 12"x16"
mat size: 16"x20"
$125.00
Medina Volunteers ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
$125.00

PRIVATE & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Iris Garden 3 ©
stippled pen and india ink
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 12"x16"
mat size: 20"x16"
Moon's Aura
watercolor, pen & india ink on
cold press watercolor paper
image size: 20"x16"
mat size: 24"x20"
Lakehills Cistern ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
Spearwood Chimney#3 ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
Beginning of Spring ©
pen and india ink on
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
Cha Cha's Pool ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 12"x16"
mat size: 16"x20"
Lakehills Wildflowers ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 11"x15"
mat size: 20"x16"
Medina Hills ©
pen and india ink on hot
press watercolor paper
image size: 162"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
Contour Iris ©
pen and india ink on
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
White Iris ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
Mountain Laurel #1 ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
Angelwing Begonia ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
Buckeye #2 ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
Iris #2 ©
hot press watercolor paper
image size: 16"x12"
mat size: 20"x16"
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