Looking up at Persephone
May 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
The Power of Telling our Stories
April 28, 2015 § 2 Comments
I am showing you a contour of a still life consisting of garlic. This tool does much of the work for you, It is revealing of form by demonstrating the light source, laying out your composition, and letting your personality pour out onto the page. This contour is part of a two drawing series that merely looks at a changing light source. Here are the gradations that were based on informative contour. We can begin to say more about our subject material when we examine ways to say something different about it. Here, we keep the placement of the still life the same and change the light source.
Perspehone in Fall
April 22, 2015 § Leave a comment
Persephone in Late Spring
November 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
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.
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.
Anna and Clare
October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
Persephone in Spring
January 6, 2014 § Leave a comment
Here is a colored pencil of a sculpture of Persephone, the goddess of seasons. This drawing is part of a larger series based on the subject of sculpture in architecture. I personally would like to see the season of spring return as winter is becoming brutal. Times like these when one can be thankful for warmth, shelter, and the company of friends and family. Much to be thankful for in the New Year. Happy 2014 everyone!
Hazel in the Mirror
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.
Flowers Taking my Mind off Writing
October 3, 2013 § Leave a comment
I’ve been working on writing about color drawing lately and I have to say I’m really up in my head. For all you writers out there, I hope you know what I mean. Writing is as intense as drawing and both, when working under a time constraint, cause my brain to hurt. Very cerebral!! So I thought I’d post a few floral images to take my mind off things. These were an examination of organic forms as they related to sculptural images such as urns and a garden bench,