Small Works and Still Lifes

Small
                      orks
                            Still            ifes

Lord of the Rings

Description of the charge into battle between
the forces of good and evil, from the book,
The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkein

Calligraphy painting in gouache
25.25 x 34.75 inches, framed

Rain Forest of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.5 x 4.5 inches

Burned palm trees, Latn America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.5 x 4-3/8 inches

Burned Woods of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink and gouache;
4.25 x 3.75 inches

Cactus of the deserts
in Latin America

Drawing in sumi ink;
5 x 4 inches

A Duck species of Latin America
Drawing in watercolor;
4 x 4.5 inches

Waking From Sleep

Calligraphy inscription of Robert Bly's poem, composed in sumi ink and watercolor; plus, six silhouettes of seagulls that I made from a sheet of hand marbled paper, which I made, also.
The size of the work is 24.75 x 24.25 inches, framed

Latin American Birds in Chile
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.5 x 3.75 inches

Fish species in Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.25 x 4.25 inches

Bird species of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 5 x 3.75 inches

Anna Charlotte Crombie

Calligraphy inscription and illuminated initials,
made using sumi ink and watercolor;
approximately 7.75 x 12.75 inches, framed

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Indian Blankets

Bird and wildflower species which are native to North America, and,
are the representatives of the Great State of Oklahoma.

Drawing in graphite pencil; 9.75 x 6 inches

Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue

Calligraphy inscription, border and miniatures
composed using watercolor; 13 x 25 inches, framed

Turtles, Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.5 x 4.5 inches

In A Corner Of My Studio

Still life painting made in watercolor; 23.75 x 20 inches, framed

Capybara of Latin America
The world's largest living rodent,
also known as the water hog

Drawing in sumi ink;
4.5 x 5 inches

A Calm Sea
Still life painting
made in watercolor;
18 x 16 inches, framed

Flower species, Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink and watercolor;
3.75 2.50 inches

Young Apple Tree, December

Calligraphy inscription border and miniatures made with sumi ink and watercolor; approximately 11 x 14 inches

Weaving Threads And Flowers

Still life painting made in watercolor; 17.25 x 19.25 inches, framed

Species of monkey, Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.50 x 4 inches

Blue Spruce

Still life painting made in watercolor;
23-1/8 x 20.25 inches framed

Thistle species of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.50 x 5 inches

Thomas Jefferson, Quotation

Calligraphy inscription in gouache; 8 x 11 inches

Mountain waterfalls in Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.50 x 4.50 inches

A second bird species of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink and watercolor;
4.50 x 4.50 inches

Bob and Terry

A modern illumination of the initial letter "O"
representing the surname of the married couple.

Watercolor painting; approximately 7 x 9 inches

Moths and butterflies of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.50 x 3 inches

Large marsh animal of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.25 x 3.75

The Letter Z

A modern illumination of the letter Z that presents five teenagers hanging onto the letterform,
in good humor, as they fly over the land, exploring the world.

The painting was created using gouache; and the size of the work is
21.5 x 24.25 inches, framed

Islamic Oriental Rug Motifs

I had been studying the decoarative contents of borders, with their ornamental botanical motifs
and patterns, from the pages of Asian illuminated manuscripts in Freer Gallery of Art
in Washington, DC.  This composition is an imaginative assembly of a few of the enormous quantity
of detailed imagery that I found in those books.

My composition was made uing gouache and sumi ink;
16.50 x 15 inches, framed

Desert grass of Latin America
Drawing in watercolor; 4.50 x 4 inches

Leopard of Latin America
Drawing in watercolor; 3.75 x 2.50 inches

Tropical Forest of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 7 x 9.25 inches

Cactus species of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.50 x 3 inches

Anteater species of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.50 x 4 inches

Desert cactus of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.25 x 4.25 inches

Bertram Russell, Quotation

Calligraphy inscription made using india ink; the size of the work is approximately 9 x 12.50 inches

Sunny Winter Day

Still life painting made in watercolor;
26.50 x 22.50 inches, framed

Albert Schweitzer
Quotation


Calligraphy work of art, with the inscription composed in sumi ink, and the border and the bird
composed using watercolor;
4 x 6 inches

The Book Of Genesis
Chapter One


I composed the calligraphy painting with
dip pens, india ink, and colored inks;
28 x 33 inches, framed

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Indian Blankets

I composed a second drawing of this bird and wildflower species which are native
to North America. They represent the Great State of Oklahoma.

Drawing in graphite pencil; 10.75 x 8-1/8 inches

Burned desert in Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4.50 x 4.25 inches

Monkey species of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 5 x 5 inches

Orchid species of Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink; 4 x 4.75 inches

Flock of birds on the Chilean Shoreline
Drawing in sumi ink;
5 x 2.50 inches

Teapot, Avocado, and Orange

Still life painting made in watercolor; 15-1/8 x 12.50 inches, framed

Tucan species in Latin America
Drawing in sumi ink;
4.5 x 3.75 inches

1980's Endangered
Wildlife Species of Latin America


I composed the individual drawings for use in a directory publication
of Central and South American animal, bird, and plant species.

Sumi ink and watercolor; the complete work of drawings
measures 36.5 x 35 inches, framed

Joanne C. Wasserman
jcw@wassermandesign.com