Saturday, July 26, 2014


Talking with my old friend Elizabeth inspired me to use wildlife as subject matter.  Since paper is hard to come by I decided to return to my pyrography.  After exploring the medium on the internet, I felt inspired to really work hard to improve my work.  I am very happy with these two.  I have learned that the quality of the wood makes a very big difference and plan to buy some birch plywood from the art supply catalog.  I'm not sure how this medium is thought of in the art world, but certainly that makes little difference to me.  Since I like to draw, this is a good medium for me.  There are many examples of beautiful work on the computer.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Version 2

I couldn't stop working on the pastel, and now I'm happy with it.  I tlooks like Michelle.


I got out my pastels this morning.......I had the urge to draw.  This is a portrait of my cousin, Michelle (with her violin in case you can't tell what that is).  I think it is a fine portrait of someone, perhaps a combination of Michelle and me.  We do have half our genes in common.  I must have unknowingly seen those St. Germain genes elbowing out the Nosco genes.  I'll try again with paint.  It is much more forgiving and I can work until it's right.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Here's boB

This is one of the shelter horses, boB.  I can't keep from laughing at his name, designed by the shelter manager to hide his whereabouts by writing it backwards.  I painted it to sell at the 4th of July benefit yard sale and left it at the shelter yesterday when no one was there.  I hope somebody found it.