When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"...the painting has a life of its own. My mission is to bring forth this life". (Jackson Pollock)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

Archive for May, 2007

Renee at Dance Class

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

 Renee

        Renee, three years old - at the dance studio

14 x 11 pencil on paper

Derek at the Wedding

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

  Derek

Derek, Wedding reception, 2 years old

11 x14 pencil on paper

Andra

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

 Andra

 

Andra (Evelyn’s sister) ~ 14 x 11 inches Graphite, eraser on paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evelyn

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

  Evelyn

Evelyn, Andra’s older sister (next) 11 x 14 inches Graphite, eraser on paper.

When drawing I use the eraser as much as the pencil. Taking advantage of smudges that build up gradually is a good way to keep adjusting the placement of things  and clarify details. This is especially effective with portraits.

Lucas at the Museum

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

 Lucas

                              Lucas at the Museum, 11 x 14 pencil and eraser drawing on paper

Post-dated note: Lucas at the Museum is part of the Growing Up and Looking Back Exhibition: Reflecting on Childhood, Parenting, and Home in Swainsboro, GA October 13 – November 3, 2007