Saturday, November 28, 2015


The last mushroom drawing is another from Belarus, a strange pair with speckled stems and orange caps.  I used Fabriano pastel paper in a soft yellow and Derwent drawing pencils that have lovely creamy leads in earthy shades with some greens and greys. 
Here is the final collage put together on a piece of pale green paper and framed in forest green wood.
You can see more mushrooms on the blog:


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Watching Mule Deer

We just spent a few days in the Klamath Basin, northern California.  Its the time of the mule deer rut. This beautiful buck was kind enough to stay still.  He had probably worn himself out chasing does and now needed a rest.

For more about the rutting season go to my blog:

.... and here is a fawn.  They are good sized this late in the fall.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pink mushrooms!

My Belarussian friend has sent me lots of photos taken in her local forests and I'm having a lot of fun drawing them.  This is the first attempt in my mi-tientes sketchbook using white gel pen and Derwent line painters with a bit of coloured pencil in the background.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My Backyard Trees - Lin Frye

Journal Tip In -- My backyard trees.  Though most of the leaves are on the ground, the landscape is still mighty colorful.  The view is looking out from my dining room window.

Lin Frye
North Carolina

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Donkey sketch

Let me introduce you to Leia!
Great model, but almost eats my sketchbook!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

more Autumn leaves

Most of our circle's trees are still holding on to their leaves and green. In fact, recent rains seem to have given them fresh life. But I was able to find these interesting leaves yesterday during a morning walk.

My Driveway - Lin Frye

Journal - Returning to North Carolina after helping settle my mom's effects brought me rain and cold -- but still marvelous colors.  There are more leaves on the ground it seems than on the trees ... trying to catch the color before winter settles in.

Lin Frye
North Carolina