Cider Mill Duck

Cider Mill Duck, 8 x 10 Pastel (O, P)

Cider Mill Duck, 8 x 10 Pastel (O, P)

This is one of a small flock that had begun hanging around my relatives’ house, apparently free-ranging over from another house or farm.  They were very friendly and posed for many photos.


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.


Max (8x10 Pastel) O, P

Max (8×10 Pastel) O, P

This is a beloved dopey dog Max.

I never realized he had so many colors in his grey fur until I saw the source photo this is based on, him in front of the terra-cotta tile.