Watercolors and Pastels

Woods, Mackworth
brooks_pine tree
brooks_old snag
brooks_robin_giant steps pastel
lake through trees
brooks_robin_maquiot bay
05popham
brooks_robin_bowdoin mill
River in the Rain
brooks_robin_river reflections
brooks_robin_river reflections 3
brooks_robin_river reflections 2
brooks_robin_lake reflections
brooks_robin_chimneys

Woods, Mackworth

Woods, pastel on Cansons paper, 12" x 16", 2010, available

Woods, Mackworth, pastel on Cansons paper, 12" x 16", 2009, available

brooks_pine tree

Pine Tree, pastel on Cansons Paper, 12" x 16", 2009, available

brooks_old snag

Old Snag, 12" x 16", pastel on Cansons paper, 2009, available

brooks_robin_giant steps pastel

Giant Steps, pastel on Cansons Paper, 20"x16", 2010, available

lake through trees

Lake Through Trees, pastel on Cansons paper, 12" x 16", 2012, available

brooks_robin_maquiot bay

Maquoit Bay (from Rossmore Road), pastel on Cansons Paper, 16" x 12" 2010, private collection

05popham

Popham Beach, pastel on Cansons paper, 11" x 17", 2009, available

brooks_robin_bowdoin mill

Bowdoin Mill, watercolor, 12" x 9", 2009, private collection

River in the Rain

River in the Rain, watercolor, 22 1/4" x 15", 2013, available

brooks_robin_river reflections

River Reflections, watercolor, 6" x 8 3/4", 2014. available

brooks_robin_river reflections 3

River Reflections 3, watercolor and walnut ink, 8 1/2" x 11", available

brooks_robin_river reflections 2

River reflections 2, watercolor, 2014, available

brooks_robin_lake reflections

Forsst Lake Reflections,

Forest Lake Reflections, watercolor, 11" x 8 1/2", 2014, available

watercolor, 9" x 12", 2013, available

brooks_robin_chimneys

Park Row Chimneys, Brunswick, watercolor and pencil study, 6" x 9", 2013, available

The work in this portfolio includes watercolor studies and pastel drawings done on location.   I take a small sketchbook and camera along on my travels.   I am sensitive to how the atmospheric conditions on a particular day alter the subject matter, at times dissolving form and, at others, sharpening it.  The motif is always changing.  Working from direct observation provides me with experiences that I can draw upon when I am in my studio.  At times, these pieces provide a visual reference for a painting or collage.  They also stand on their own as a record of an experience–a moment in time.