Face of Hope

March 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

At an event I attended, a remarkable young girl caught our attention and imagination. She was with her father and another male family member and they were so protective and caring towards her. She had these beautiful eyes which spoke volumes about her. Patience, hope, and caring were all traits I saw in her small face. I was honored to be able to capture that essence.
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Anna and Clare at Play

November 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

At last, the final drawing of a three part series of Anna and Clare in a tunnel at the playground. The first shows them contemplating things, the second; beginning to move, and now, they are in full motion. Whee!! Again, I’m showing the contour or line drawing with the finished gradation. Serial imagery allows you to take full advantage of a train of thought.IMG_4691

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Second in a Series of Anna and Clare at Play

October 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

This is the second of a three drawing series depicting Anna and Clare at play. The first drawing showed the two little ones thinking about their next moves and now they’re beginning to interact. The tunnel at the playground allows their imagination to run wild! The contour or line drawing does most of the work for you by laying out the framework of composition, form revealed through a light source, and your personality. Serial imagery allows your storyline to go further than what you see in just one work.IMG_4683

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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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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. 

Reworking Jess and Frankie

October 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I’ve changed the drawing of Jess and Frankie submitted in a previous post.  I’ve brought up the contrasts, color and value, allowing the dog to project forward,  I chose to take the liberty of pulling the blanket up and over the subjects.  This device provides continuity as it moves throughout the composition.  The blanket also helps to tell the story of a young woman and her dog nestling into its warmth and softness.  Still not sure if I’m done.  Any comments and advice are welcome!!

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