Quick Chix

Last week, I tried to do quick, impressionist sketches working directly with pen and ink, followed by wash.


Sadly, a few days later, my lovely Amelia was snatched by a predator at dusk. I am heartbroken, left with just a few feathers….sometimes, life on the farm is tragic….


I’ve begun to get back to drawing and painting structures recently. Though not strictly part of the ‘natural’ world, many of these abandoned or isolated structures do feel as if they are returning to the earth…

This wonderful silo is quite near my house, and I often walk by it. I’ve been doing some studies of it, in preparation for a larger painting when I get the use of my right arm back.

bird dog silo _Jan study 1sm

bird dog silo _Jan study 2sm

bird dog silo studies 2bsm

There is just something about this that haunts me. Not sure where these explorations will go, but I am intrigued by the possibilities!