Pittsford Town Hall

Some of my artwork is on display at Pittsford (NY) Town Hall until the end of June.

African Penguin

African Penguin, 5 x 7 ink (O, P)

African Penguin, 5 x 7 ink (O, P); original photo credit A. Phillips

Otherwise known as Jackass Penguins.  This ink is from a photo my relative took of a wild penguin in Africa.  He had this to say:

When I went to South Africa I did not know about the penguins. I took a tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Beach Park was part of the tour. There were park rangers there to keep the tourists from getting too close. Penguins will bite. There are only 2 or 3 kinds of penguins that like ice and snow. There are maybe 17 kinds that do not. At least one of my pictures shows a girl in a bikini sunbathing on the sand with penguins walking around her. The penguin in your picture is not trying to keep the egg warm. It is shading the egg from the sun to prevent overheating.

Spring Show

Nellie, 8 x 10 Pastel (O, P)

Nellie, 8 x 10 Pastel (O, P)

My painting of this sweet dog was accepted into the Pittsford Art Group’s Spring Show, running at the Pittsford Barnes and Noble from now until March 29, 2015.

There’s a reception Friday, March 6th from 6-8 pm with refreshments.

Nellie

2014-12-02 Nellie

Nellie, 8 x 10 Pastel (O, P)

As soon as I saw my relative’s dog, I wanted to paint her.  And when I saw her jump up on the colorful sofa for a break from the guests, I knew I had my composition.