Saturday, September 22, 2012

Knotted Shawl

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.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Paul's Red Sneakers on Crayola Tin

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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Better Picture

This is a lot better.

Autumn Leaves

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.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Sunflowers are my favorites, and this is the time they are all blossoming.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Doll and Music

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.
Be patient with me.  I will figure it out.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


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.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stones by Kelly

Wow, Just looked at Kelly Mc Donald's blog and Kelly you sure have been working hard.  I love all your new work but love the Stones a lot. Great work. Jeanne

Fall Leaves

Wow, I have not been on my blog for a long time and trying to get on today has been a real challenge.
I had to answer all these questions on who I am and what I do. Whew.  I am here.  Thank God

Sunday, May 13, 2012

 Fall Leaves

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

                                                      Seeds for Thought, Colored Pencils

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.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Paperwhites and Bottles is a colored pencil drawing, quite large 20" x 30".  I have gone back to using colored pencils again.  It is great to be back.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Drawings, Prismacolor Pencils

First I want to apologize for my absence.  It was a long winter with lots of unexpected things taking my time and my energy.  I am back on track and hope to be a regular again.