The studio has had my close attention for the past several weeks. Time to remove a few layers of dust, and go back at it. This year, my pastels are a little bigger, and my output is up. One thing that has helped my "go big" has been to not be too enamored with an image being a "full sheet." Full sheet means a standard size sheet of artist's paper, and many people relate that to sheets of watercolor paper. About 19" x 25" or sometimes a bit bigger.
Subjects for me this year are the Hoquiam River, fields and prairies in my region of eastern Washington, and I am returning to the deep forest images that I used to do a number of years ago, only with an updated vision.
Please enjoy these studio snapshots taken with my new iPhone (more on how that effects the studio life later).