This is a recently completed drawing that I have put on an envelope. My intent is give this along with a note to someone I have great respect for who just might want a little pep talk one day.
Today’s selection is a colored pencil rendering of an apple which I have also used for this blog’s avatar – or whatever you call that little icon picture. It is a relatively small picture that took a lot of time due to lots of blending and layering. This one along with two vegetable pictures have been hung in my kitchen for several years now.
These images are from a Christmas present I did for my eldest a couple years back. Plus I got to play around with tiling in WordPress. At the top left is some lettering experimentation I did in watercolor pencil. The image on the top right was the board in progress with some of my supplies and tools in the background. Finally, at the bottom is the board with the words outlined but not painted. On the easel behind is my interpretation of the Thunderbird found on the massive fireplace at Jasper Park Lodge.
Pyramid Lake is in Jasper National Park in Jasper, Alberta. This photograph was taken last year (2016). From Jasper town-site you drive up the mountain to this spot where it was obviously very foggy. This man and dog emerged from the fog in his canoe and paddled past us.
Another “Blast from the Past”. Wow, this one is from 2002!! This is watercolor pencil and fine-line marker. At least some of the leaves were from my back yard, as were the little maple “helicopter” seed pods.