"Birthday Orchid"

"Birthday Orchid"
"Birthday Orchid"

Friday, June 1, 2012


This watercolor of a mom and baby duckling was done for a friend, as a keepsake dedicated in honor of a dear friend of hers who was dying of cardiac problems.  It was a privilege to be commissioned to do this art.

This pastels is from my photograph of the desert area on Margarita Island.  It was a gorgeous, warm and balmy day.  A vacation I will never forget!


My pastels classes are most satisfying!  We decided to work on portraits, both animal and human.  I decided to do a portrait of my Grandmum using a photo taken at a family reunion a few years before she died at age 100.  My first portrait ever, and it is not just too bad!
For the animal portrait, I could not resist doing our beloved Chewee, a Bichon-Maltese darling little three-year old.  He is just too cute!