Friday, October 26, 2012

Acadia National Park

Last year, I painted Jordan Pond in Bar Harbor, Maine.  I found another reference picture of another hiking trail by the Harbor, which I thought would make a nice pastel painting..I loved  looking at the water hitting the rocks creating this foam with a lot of different colors.  Unfortunately, I don't know exactly which hiking trail this one was... The view was breathtaking.. the rocks were beautiful,  and the water was so blue and so clear!  Acadia National Park has many trails but they're short in mileage....some no more than about 3 miles...however, some  trails connect from one to another making it a longer hike, if preferred.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Bronx Zoo

I took the reference picture of this tiger when I visited the zoo, this past Summer....he looked like he was going to leap at any moment.  The picture, unfortunately, wasn't clear so I did the best I could with the other pictures I took that day.  I did some research of tigers and found out that the pattern on their stripes are like fingerprints in a human..Interesting!  In the early 1900's there was about 100,000 tigers..Now, between 3,000 -4500 exist in the sad!!  I hope I was able to capture the beauty of this amazing animal in this pastel painting.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lullaby and Goodnight

There's always that "one" toy or that special doll that belonged to your child that you just don't want to "let go".  This was my daughter's first little doll that I put in her cradle the moment she came home.  I remember when she started to look around, she stared at Raggedy Ann..Wow!  Now that I think about it.. I hope it wasn't too scary for her. LOL!  too late!!   It had a wind up in the back, that played "Lullaby and Goodnight" which always helped to put her to sleep.  Many years have passed by since that moment, but some things we never forget....and never put away !!