Knotted Shawl is a large colored pencil drawing. Someone gave me the shawl and I happened to have an old dress form. I draped the shawl on the form and knotted it. This drawing took a while to do but I loved doing it.. Drawing is very meditative, meditation keeps you young and far more relaxed. I used Prismacolor pencils for most of my colored pencil drawings.
I started this drawing about 5 or 6 years ago. I would take it out and look at it and put it away. Last year I started doing small colored pencils drawings and took this pencil drawing out and started on it again. I think it came out pretty good, a lot of people liked it. I hung it for this years featured artist show. After I finished with the show I went back to oils and I want to do my dog Missy with Acrylics. I do keep out of mischief but I will say teaching four classes is a bit much for me. I love my artists, they are so wonderful but my energy level just peters out.
A colored pencil drawing that I did for the featured artist show at East Colony Fine Art gallery. I showed with Joan Tierney and believe me she is a very very good artist. She uses acrylic in a beautiful way. I am sorry this photo is not a very good one but I am happy to be writing this blog. I have been so troubled with my computer lately and Marie came over to help me and i think I've got it. We hope.
Sorry for all this.This photo is not very good but the colored pencil drawing is. I am having a real hard time to get my photos. Since now that the blog information has so changed I am having a wicked time downloading my newer photos. When the blog had one word browse I could just upload what I wanted but not now. I am very frustrated.
Enough complaining. I have been drawing lots more than painting. I am really loving going back to my drawing. I have at least four new CP drawings to share with you when I learn how to download them.
Hi Everyone, Sorry I am so behind. Here is a painting of Eggplants that I really had fun painting. In fact I have done two of them and they both sold. My opening at East Colony Fine Art on Friday night went really well. My partner Joan and I made a great duo. I am a little behind as I would like to upload the drawings I did for the show but can't seem to do it. I showed all colored pencils and I sure would like to show you. Till then, have a wonderful weekend.
I am still struggling with this new way of uploading new images on this blog. I have a friend coming this weekend to help me out. I am also on Daily Paintworks but I have yet to upload an image. My grandson has come back from a beautiful trip to Europe with People to People Group. He had a great time and is having a sleep over with John and me. I just love my grandchildren and my children too of course.
I loved drawing these fall leaves using my colored pencils.
Actually the green leaf is about 6" x 6" and is sold.
The golden leaf is about 12" x 9" and is also sold. They looked so great framed. I was encouraged to do more drawings and did another one , larger and has a little oil pastels rubbed into the colored pencils. Oil pastels is just wonderful with Prismacolors as
they are both oil based and both can be deluded with solvent.
This always surprises my artists ( I have learned not to call my students, students, but to call them artists as I learn from them as much as they learn from me). Some times I forget but I try not to call them students. I have the most wonderful bunch of artists any
one can have.
Seeds for Thought is an older drawing I did quite awhile ago. I have some of my newer drawings but I just can't seem to upload them. I am going to need help. Until then I wish all my friends who are mother's a very
Happy Mother's Day and even my friends who are not mothers I wish you all a wonderful day.
We are going to M's house for our traditional Waffle Brunch made by my son in law. We will also have strawberries and sour cream and brown sugar. It usually is a great day. We have our friends M and D and their darling little son N joining us. This child is so loved and so adorable. It will be a very happy day. We are all thrilled to have a baby in our family again.
I like Balancing Pepper and this Zucchini on Red together. They really look good and they have the same frame. I have had a very busy time of it and have not painted this weekend but I am planning on painting tomorrow. Have a good holiday to every one.
Here is a 6" x 6" acrylic I finished this morning. I am working on my painting for the Art ala Carte that will be opening on Nov 3rd. It will be a fun show as everyone in the gallery chose a restaurant or bakery to paint part of or all of. Food will be spectacular. Everyone welcome.
After many long days of not painting I am now back in business. I am feeling good and very happy. This little painting is 6" x 8" on canvas and has a small gold frame. I am happy to be back. See you again soon.
The first painting I did for Cheryl and my feature show for 2011 at East Colony Fine Art. This is called Close Call. Brad named I had no idea on what to name it. Close Call is a very appropriate title. Thanks Brad.
Lily White is an oil painting I did a while ago. I photographed this lily at my sister's house. It was one of the first paintings I hung at East Colony Fine Art Gallery. My son saw it and bought it right away. It is now hanging in Oregon. Nice home for it.
When I did this oil stick painting my daughter M. loved it so much. To her it was a dragon and she loves dragon so of course I gave it to her. It is still hanging in a her living room and she still loves. I painted yesterday. I finished two 6" x 6" landscape and I totally forgot to photograph them. I am hoping someone in the gallery will photograph them for me.
Seeking Creativity The Dream I've done a lot more oil sticks but I do want to now get into what I am doing now. It took me so long to get better from the two pulmonary embolism. I feel as I have fallen way behind. Now with the feature show coming up I have six new paintings to show you, but not just yet. I'll be hanging the show on June 27th and the opening is July 8th.
Oil Sticks or Oil Bars or Paintsticks are all pretty much the same. Oil Sticks are oil paint in a stick form with a little of wax. They come in three shapes small, medium and large. R&F Pigment Sticks are the absolutely best you can buy. The colors are so pure and so rich and the more you rub them on your canvas or board the juicier they get. you can blend one color into another, you can use a palette knife or a brush, anything you want to use you can. Using oil sticks after years of using colored pencils you can imagine I felt wild and wonderful. The first picture is a painting I did for my Aunt Irene when she died I started painting with my paintsticks and this painting emerged and I realized that there was a figure in the painting. I told my husband it was Irene's Journey to God. I truly loved my aunt very very much. The second painting is my interpretation of a sunrise. I just loved this painting. I like painting when I can express myself easily, without a struggle. Not all paintings flow out of me some I have to work very hard at. .Tomorrow is my husband's birthday. Happy Birthday Dear Love.
Red Pepper is an oil sticks painting. This painting is in the private collection of Southern NH University in Manchester. I am very proud of this painting and that it is in the private collection of the University. I painted today and am almost ready for Cheryl's and my feature artist show. The opening reception is on Friday July 8, 2011, 4 pm to 7 pm.
Today has been a wonderful day. We had friends over for brunch and food was so good and company was just fabulous. This was the first Turban Squash I did in Oil Sticks. It is about 30" x 40". Have a wonderful rest of the day. xx
It is June 1,2011, Time moves along at such a quick pace, it is hard to keep track. Here is the first oil sticks painting I did. I love vegetables and I love painting them or drawing them. This squash was a great deal of fun painting. Hope you enjoy it.
It's May 30th and I have not posted for a long while. I can't say why, I think I was a little traumatized with a sudden illness at the end of July. BUT I am back and feeling very good. I am painting again. My feature artist show at the East Colony Fine Art Gallery will be opening on July 8th. My partner is Cheryl V. and she is a great painter so I have to be sharp. I am happy to be back and to visit all my blogger friends. Three Old Friends is a watercolor and colored pencil drawing. It's an old one, and I am showing it because I have been getting a lot of inquiries about teaching more colored pencils. I will continue my looking back on my artwork and next will be Oil Sticks. Looking forward to seeing you again.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I went to college when I was 37 years old. I loved it so much, I was a sponge and absorbed anything and everything about art. I started out wanting to be a portrait artist but ended up using pencil and colored pencils. I made quite a name for myself with my drawings. I won many awards. When I needed a break from that I went into oil sticks and just loved them and again did very well with awards. I finally went back to my oils but always felt frustrated with them I wanted to be free from all constraints, I am now working in acrylics and loving them. So now the sky is the limit. I just want to go and do everything I feel and want to express.