Saturday, December 5, 1981

Shell 2

A simplified drawing with bright patches of color. Same subject as Shell 1.

Monday, August 31, 1981

Yellow Abstract with Dark Greens and Red

This drawing really appeals to me. The lines and dots seem like just enough.

Sunday, August 30, 1981

Lady Slipper Orchid

Several kinds of Lady Slipper Orchids grow wild in the eastern and midwestern U.S. My drawing is exaggerated, but not by much. August is past their blooming season, so this was not drawn from life.

Monday, June 1, 1981

Iris Flower Card

I drew this iris from my garden on 3.5 x 5 Crane ecru note paper, with blue Pilot Razor Point pen. I created several like this to give to friends.

Sunday, March 22, 1981

River Landscape 1

A pencil landscape. I like the meandering lines of the drawing.

28 years later, I drew a version with color.

Thursday, January 15, 1981

Landscape with Flying-Leaping Horse-Dog-Creature; also Sybil's First Marker Drawing

This is one of my favorite drawings. Simple lines, simple colors, but a great feeling of joy and energy. To draw the animal, I drew a shape on another piece of paper, cut it out, and traced around it. To try this, click here.

This was when I introduced my friend Sybil to drawing with markers. Below is her first marker drawing, from that same day. (Used with her permission.)

Monday, January 12, 1981

Shell 1

My Mom gave me this shell, which sat on her dresser top for many years. I like the line drawing with just a little subdued color. But I don't draw this way very often. An animal grew this shell, so I will label it as such.

See Shell 2 for a brighter version.

Sunday, January 11, 1981

Landscape with Creatures in Warm Grays

This was done with warm gray markers on paper torn from a small spiral bound sketch pad.

I don't know what it is, but I remember it felt very meditative to draw it. It looks very peaceful to me. Creatures afloat in calm waters, maybe.