Thursday, October 6, 2016

Central Park Ramblings

This is my favorite season to spend time in NYC. Central Park is especially lovely.

The mum border at the Conservatory Garden is spectacular! Thousands of mums are planted each summer, after the rose garden fades.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Another attempt to sketch the intangible. Delighting in what i can do with just paper, graphite & kneaded eraser.

Due to the light, the scene changes every hour. Sometimes one needs to bring on some colors to emphasis the mood.

Just a few strokes of green & blues does the trick to convey a soft afternoon along the Connecticut River. Do click on link to see more images.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016


"Long Tidal River", the region's Native Americans called it when they first explored the "Connecticut" thousands of years ago. It starts from the Canadian Border. It then runs thru the heart of New England. I'm at the very end of the Connecticut River. The mighty river empties into Long Island Sound. The 410 miles journey ends here.

On my next post, I will talk about the steps for this plein-air sketch.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Audubon Sharon, CT...the center has over 1,000 acres of forestland with many miles of trials & 2 ponds. A gorgeous Cottage garden & the aviary is always fun with birds of prey.

It's a rehabilitation clinic for injured wildlife. A good opportunity to spend some time with an owl. One can get up close & personal with an eagle!

Friday, August 26, 2016


         Nestle among the Litchfield Hills, CT,  White Flower Farm is the top destination for gardeners. This glorious garden center has been making life bloom beautifully for more than half a century.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Timeless quality of a beautiful location, thru the use of lights & darks. By squinting, it's easy to see the contrasting shapes.

Once again, I prefer to start off with charcoal tone paper.

My kneaded eraser gives me the lights of the sky & river. I finish the sketch with a dark charcoal which define the shadows of the marsh & tree.