One Fine Day

April 14, 2017 § Leave a comment

 

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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.

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Last in the Series: Whee!! Off they Go!

March 10, 2016 § 2 Comments

Annie and Clare Wheeee!!!

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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Hazel’s View

September 2, 2015 § 4 Comments

My dear departed friend and teacher Hazel looking out of the nursing home window.  That little black dog from the home came and sat at her feet every day.  He knew what kind of person he wanted to be around just the way I did.

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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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Watercolor Washes for the Drawing of Edie

February 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

ImageThis 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!!

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