Monday, June 14, 2010

Egret Pastel for Ripplesketch

I haven't posted for Illustration Friday in a while, but this week I was inspired. The egrets and herons I see at the park every day wade, fly and hunt in peace. Imagine how confused and distressed the water birds of the gulf must be now. I don't really care about blame or politics, I just want to see some ingenuity put to the problem of clean up.
This small 2.5 x 3.5 pastel sketch will be submitted to the ripple sketch blog for donation. If sold, the donation of $10 will go to either The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies ( or The International Bird Rescue Research Center (

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2 paintings in the Artsbridge Juried Show

Here he is! My "Peeking Panda"a 14 x 18 watercolor on paper in a white triple mat. Painted from photographs I took at the Cape May Zoo last summer. Who could resist that magnificent tail and sweet face? I also had quite a time working on the bamboo. The stems and leaves wound around to give flow and movement in colors remembered and imagined.

This along with "Table for One" were accepted as portfolio pieces into the Artsbridge Sixteenth Annual Juried Show. It's the first time I've had work in this show, so I'm excited!

The opening reception is Saturday, June 5 from 6-9 pm. The show runs from then until June 27 at the River Run Gallery, on route 29 Lambertville, NJ. 609-773-0881. They are open daily except Tuesday from 12 - 5 pm.

Some of my framed works are also on view as part of an ongoing rotating exhibit at the Faith Presbyterian Church office 19 Main St., Yardley, PA (215-942-3533). See for more including prints on demand.