Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hela's Hanging

This was the first of my battered women's series. This represent's women and suicide. This drawing won a Best in Show award. When the gallery called me to tell me I was in the show I was very happy and then she tell's me I won the award I, couldn't stop crying. It was very emotional and at the same time a very happy moment.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

All My Life is a Circle

This Prismacolor Pencil drawing is one the first of my woman series. Some people think snakes are bad but they are actually a lucky omen. I am thinking of doing this drawing larger and in oil. It should be interesting don't you think?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Broken Heart

The Broken Heart is a large drawing about 24"x30". The story about this drawing is all about John's heart attack soon after we were married. It represents our sadness at his being so sick. We made it and have been married 23 years.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A little California Doodle

Every year when I would go to California to visit my sons I would do quite a lot drawing. I love just starting with a circle and just move along. It was fun and also knowing when to stop. Enjoy

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Claudette's Onions

This drawing has a little of graphite and colored pencils. I loved working with colored pencils. I could draw and use color too. Doing this blog and using my old art work is great for me. Like visiting old friends.
I am feeling better and enjoyed teaching this past week.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Enlarging the photo

Just a reminder that if you click on the image the image will enlarge.

Old Age and Dried Sunflower

This drawing was about my Mother and her aging process. She had always been independent but then when she lost her sight it took the life right out of her. The image is not my Mom but an old photo I found. The sunflower was one of mine. You can imagine my surprise when it won an National Award. I then hung it in a show in Ogunquit, Maine and it sold, I was heartbroken as I never expected it to sell. A short story about this drawing.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Seeds for Thought

The inside of squash have always excited me. I could draw seeds all the time, they are so alive.
I am enjoying going back in time and seeing again what I drew and what I was thinking.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Here it is Tuesday and I am going to teach a morning class. Teaching motivates me, I learn form my artists (student) I like the sound of artists compared to students. This drawing is pencil and colored pencils. Enjoy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lu Kohl's Bottle

Again another drawings from the 70's. This also is a white paper, sorry about the photography but at least you can see the drawing. I just wish I could find more photographs of my early drawings. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Leaves, around 1970's

Saturday 9/11/2010 A sad day. The sad memories come back so easily. I hope we never will have another such disaster.
John's sons are here until the 14th and my son Paul will be here on the 22nd, can't wait.
My second drawing is just leaves. I wish I had photos of all the drawings I have done. Can't get them back now it is too late. My advice to new artist is to photograph every thing you do.

Hello Everyone, I have been sick and just getting better. I will be starting my classes next week. On Tuesday the 14th I will be teaching drawing and watercolor and on Thursday the 16th I am teaching Oils and some Acrylics and on Saturday morning the 18th will be drawing and watercolor. Classes run 12 weeks and the hours are 10am to noon.
Now the other thing I want to talk about is I have not been doing any art at all. So I will start way at the beginning of my art career. Today will be drawing. I love drawing and especially fruit and vegetable and roots. I can't remember what this was and also the paper is white but I had no decent camera. this is from the 70's. I have a few more I will show you tomorrow.
Have a great day. It is sunny and gorgeous here. Love you all.