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

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

"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 at Dance Class, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Renee at Dance Class, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Derek at the Wedding

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007


 
Derek at the Wedding, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Derek, 2 years old at the Wedding, 1H1 x 14W graphite on paper

Andra’s New Hat

Sunday, May 27th, 2007


 

  Andra's New Hat, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Andra’s New Hat, 14 x 11 inches graphite on paper

Evelyn

Saturday, May 26th, 2007


 
Evelyn, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper
Evelyn, 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 at the Museum,11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

 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