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.
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.