Anna and Clare

October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

This is the first of a three drawing series of my grand daughter Anna and her friend Clare when they were very little. This scene depicts the two resting and thinking in a play tunnel while planning their next moves. I’m showing both the contour or line drawing with the finished gradation.
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From my Point of View

October 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

IMG_4706This is an older work of me completing a self portrait. You, as the viewer, see things from my point of view. My body becomes dramatically foreshortened and enlarged while my hands and image in the mirror are smaller and lighter in value. This difference allows you to see a steep drop from my eyes to the drawing surface.

Changing from Pencil to a Limited Color Drawing

October 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

A new frame was created for a pencil drawing of mine. It no longer worked as the frame held a similarity to brass. I added a limited palette of browns so that the entire piece could become integrated.IMG_4679

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St Paul Cathedral

September 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

I am posting the contour and final drawing of the St Paul Cathedral in St Paul, MN. I was looking above the rectory at the dome and wanted to lead the viewer to that upper area.  This was accomplished by allowing the focal point to contain all of the values including extreme lights and darks.  The gradation scale became more restricted and encompassed only middle range lights and darks in the lower areas.  IMG_3583IMG_3586

Hazel in the Mirror

December 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Hazel in the Mirror

Here is the last in a series of three drawings of my dear friend Hazel.  It is based on the subject of reflection and in this portrayal we see the clarity in her mirrored image.  At this point in her life, she was in the nursing home and her surroundings had been diminished to a few pieces of furniture in a small room.  The once gracious hostess and teacher never lost her dignity and was always inviting and warm.  I hope to be able to possess such strength and wisdom.

Reflection of Hazel

December 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Closeup of Hazel

This is another drawing of my piano teacher Hazel.  It was a three drawing series of her that was part of an exhibition based on the theme of reflection.  Here, she really fills the picture plane.  I see the folds of her clothing bearing a similarity to the folds of her face.  It reminds me of what a dear friend she was.  Even though for most of our relationship I was a girl, age didn’t matter with us. I could turn to her for anything.  She understood me and I her. 

Reflection

November 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

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These are two drawings I completed some years ago that were part of a series based upon the theme of reflection.  They are two still life portrayals with the introduction of my mirrored image.  I was applying what I had learned about gradations supporting the contour and allowing the idea of our reflections having an impact upon our sense of identity.

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