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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.