Pastel Drawings I’ve Created
A Floridian by nature, my visual aesthetic was formed by the enigmatically subtropical landscape where I was raised.
Atypical to most Florida postcard landscapes, the scenery I prefer is not the sandy beach dune overlooking a turquoise ocean.
Instead, my Florida reveals a lush and unspoiled landscape of old — populated with a stalwart under story of palmettos and majestic, gnarled live oak festooned with spanish moss, the salt marshes and rivers filled with shadowed swirling water and their unseen activity just beneath the water’s surface; tall grasses silently watch from river banks while the alligator and white heron perform the eternal dance of life and death.
Bird with 2 Elephants
I remember getting my first box of pastels with great glee. I also really didn’t know how to use them, so I used them like charcoals. Somehow, this first drawing came out alright for doing everything wrong.
Heart of Palm
Single color pastel of one of my favorite subjects, a palm frond.