April 14, 2017 § Leave a comment
This a charcoal montage of elements supporting the theme of One Fine Day; our Step Grandmother reading to my daughter, Tanya, when she was a little girl with my Father smiling on the scene. The organic elements flow in and out of the composition. It was completed with a loose painterly style.
March 10, 2016 § 2 Comments
The last in the series of Annie and Clare at play shows them fully immersed in the fun of tumbling in the big metal drum at the playground. Here their movements clearly show the final stage from rest to beginning momentum to this open sense of play. Serial imagery allows you as the artist to take full advantage of your subject material by considering how the story line can change through any number of possibilities. This could be a sequence of motion, a change of palette, change in placement, change in area of focus, and on and on.
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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.
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.
October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
February 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
This is the next stage in a drawing of Edie for Deviant Art; a show designed to bring attention to the wonderful nature of Pit Bulls and Rotties. Here, I’ve created under layers of watercolor washes to the colored pencil that will come next. You learn so much about the nature of the dog after drawing her. I now see so clearly her loving personality through her eyes and the power of the dog by the shape of the skull under that fur. Edie’s yin and yang face provides that balance we seek as we see the lights in the dark half and lights in the dark. Still plugging away. Next comes the colored pencil!!
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.