October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
October 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
This 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.
October 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
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.
December 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
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.
December 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
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.
November 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
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.