Made in the shade


Two objects shaded in two different ways – tiny lines and teeny tiny ellipses.

Getting to know graphite


All of my early art training was done in charcoal and we created all the tones using one stick.  So, the world of graphite is new to me where I can create differences in tone with harder or softer pencils.  This is me getting to know my graphite!

Bougainvillea Barbara Karst – the Leaf


This is a drawing of a Bougainvillea leaf – the shading is done with stippling or tiny dots created with the point of a pencil.

Water birch – the VEINS




My first posting of the water birch leaf included the secondary veins. Continuing work on this line drawing of the leaf by adding the tertiary veins. Such an amazing network!

Water birch tree leaf

betula occidentalis


Note to self – specimens shrink as they dry.