Halved Avacado

Halved Avacado, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

Switching media helps me to reawaken my senses. It is easy to be lacksidasical and fall into a routine. I forget how to "see" the way an artist sees. This is a 5"x7"pan pastel painting. To learn more about pan pastels follow this link.


Second attempt at pan pastels

Second Attempt at pan pastels, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

This was from a photo of a field in Door County across from Beantown Campground. I'm learning more about the colors and how to mix the pastels... I've a long, LONG way to go. This practise sheet is about a 5"x7" The thought process behing prints and pastels is exactly the opposite, so I think it will help keep my creative mind sharp.



HURRAY!, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

I was honored with one of three merit awards for the Ellwood House Art Show! Whoop! Thanks to Al for this photo.


Duck On A Pond

Duck On A Pond, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

Original Linocut by Erin Nolan
print size: 7" wide x 5" high
paper size: 10" wide x 8" high
Black water-based Graphic Chemical ink on ochre mulberry paper.

J. once again took the reference photo.
copyright, 2009.

New Block for Ellwood Show

New Block for Ellwood Show, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

Trying to achieve the swirls and shadows in water is similar to my favorite: gnarled tree roots. in this case, the water is more important than the subject. I'll try printing it tonight when I get home from the ol' day job. This block is 5" x 7" J. once again took the reference photo.