Monday, September 6, 2010

One last Clay print

I like this technique not only as a print, but I am going to try some as under painting for pastels.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Another Clay Print

It is amazon to me that all the color in the print is from clay. When I pulled the print it was dry, so if you wanted to you could roll it up or stack it with other prints.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Clay Print

Here is a Clay Print I did at a workshop last weekend. The workshop was taught by Mitch Lyons ( The whole idea was new to me it is such a great process. Check out his site.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

River Reflections 2

Here is the last painting from my painting trip, by the River in August.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Painting in Haddon Township, NJ

There are some many greens in a summer landscape. At this place near the river, they really filled your eyes with all their variety. This painting is pastel over watercolor under painting.

New Jersey Beach Scene

This painting was started on my annual painting trip to the beach with my friend Judy. It was a very hot day at Island Beach, NJ. I wanted to swim more than paint. I added more of the dark values later at home referring to the photo I took of the scene. Scenes on a popular summer beach are part landscape and part figure study, and all always in motion.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stone Tavern June Morning

I have been out painting this summer, but not posting as much as I should. Here is one of my favorite landscapes in New Jersey, Stone Tavern Lake. It is part of Asumpink wildlife reserver. Right near my home in Roosevelt. It is a water color of the first morning light.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Landscape

This one I was trying out some new colors and limiting my pallet to five colors. What do you think?

The place is in the Delaware Water Gap, in the fall I took a series of water fall hunting expeditions. The fall colors and water was irresistible.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tape Sculpture Falling Man

This a sculpture I am planning to install in the woods near my home.

The other illustration for SCWBI Conference

Here is the other illustration. It was a two page spread.

NJ SCBWI Final Illustrations

Here is one of the final illustrations for the intensive for NJ SCBWI conference.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Entry for Illustration Intensive for NJ SCBWI Spring Conference

Here is my preliminary sketch for the Illustration Intensive of NJ SCBWI. I am not entirely pleased with it or the fact that I completely missed the fact that I should have done another page, but it is what it is.

WWI Soldier in the Trenches

I went to a great workshop today on making and using reed pens. This one of the works that I did there to practice using the pens I made. It is inspired by a picture by George Gross. The color one is an exercise using a glass block in front of an object. In order to find abstract lines and hidden pictures. This is a self portrait in an abstraction. I am not completely satisfied with it, but was an interesting idea.

Monday, March 29, 2010


So, now you can see how unorganized sketchbook pages can be. Several ideas can be on one page.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friends from Cold River Camp and Christmas

Christmas ideas and Friends from Cold River Camp can all crowd together on a sketchbook page.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More inspiraton for fairies

Inspiration for Fairies

I look for inspiration for a painting for fairies.

One Barrel at a Time

Please check out the official site for the Rutgers Rain Barrel. I participated in this rain barrel painting this winter. I am going by my shorten name of Ellen Silverman. There are some wonderful painted rain barrels and a great way to spread the news to conserve water and prevent run off.

Monday, March 22, 2010

More SCBWI Conference notes and sketches

Last of the drawing and notes from the conferences.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

SCBWI Conference in NYC

It felt totally amazing to look around the room and see several other people drawing during the meeting. I am usually the only one and people don't think I am paying attention, but drawing really helps me keep my focus.