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 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.