Drawings in Pencil

Larson Family Portrait, December 2011
Modern Lent 2, number 2 pencil on watercolor paper, 2011

Every now and then I get a commission to do some work for friends.  Usually, my friends desire landscapes, which may or may not result from being at my house, where most of the artwork on the wall is landscape.  Perhaps I will see what happens when I change our decor to revolve around paintings of say, landfillscapes.... 
Here are a few preliminary sketches for paintings.
Garden of the Gods 1, Olson series, 2010
Garden of the Gods 2, Olson series, 2010