My first love was the pencil.
Recently, I have been inspired to take my pencils (and charcoal) out into the field to create large drawings. I purchased some large sheets of BFK Rives paper (I was introduced to this great printmaking paper in art school in Seattle -- many years ago). It was so liberating to take a 30 x 40 sheet of paper and draw BIG!
It's wonderful to return to an old friend (the pencil and paper) and work large.
This drawing was done on a blustery cold January evening on a farm not far from my home. I loved the sheep all huddled together under the barn.
"In for the Night," charcoal & graphite
I grew up along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA. My earliest memories are of drawing outside with my sketchbook and it evolved into plein air painting with watercolors. I love capturing scenes that inspire me - many I find along my everyday travels in and around Bucks County.