Whimsical Realism

[su_heading size=”17″] Sketchbook Charcoal – Ram and Bear Cub [/su_heading]Bear2                                             [su_heading][/su_heading]

Working on the ram and bear cub this week reminded me of the larger bear cub charcoal Hide-and-Seek, which I did a couple years ago Similar to this drawing, it was a story piece, incorporating expressions to bring about character of the subjects.

All those years of teaching writing have etched the all-too-familiar questions that help develop setting, character, motives, plot, etc. into my brain.  What is the relationship between the bear cub and the ram?  Is the ram annoyed, mischievous, or affectionate?  How did the bear cub or ram end up in his current predicament?  What happened just before? What will happen next?  That is the general idea anyway.

As I was working on this sketch I came up with a couple storylines, however I have purposely left it untitled.  Please feel free to come up with your own story idea.  If you do send me an email at  I would love to hear your story.[su_heading][/su_heading]


Limited Edition Print – Millarville Summer Farmers Market

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow…

Hard to believe my last summer market is tomorrow.  As promised here is a peek at the second limited edition print that I will be selling at the market.



19×24 Charcoal

This piece was so much fun to create.  I find working with charcoal very captivating.  I would love to explain the many facets of charcoal at the Millarville Farmers’ Market tomorrow.  See you there! 🙂

Tomorrow is also fair day at the market.  What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

This drawing is was created from a photograph provided by Don Kesler Nature Photography.