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)

Children Series

Growing Up and Looking Back

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

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

Lucas at the Museum, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper, originally posted March 23, 2007 – today notified as part of the exhibition Growing Up and Looking Back – Reflecting on Childhood, Parenting, and Home at Gallery RFD in Swainsboro, GA October 12th – November 3rd, 2007.

Brittany

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Brittany at the Beach, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Brittany at the Beach, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Adam

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Adam, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Adam, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Post-dated entry: Adam , Merit Award winner, cash prize at the VAST 19th Annual Juried Exhibition held in Denton, Texas July 29 – August 23, 2007

Adrian

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Adrian, The Muddy Field, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Adrian, The Muddy Field, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Alexander’s Cat

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Alexander's Cat, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Alexander’s Cat, 11 x 14 inches graphite on paper

Thanks to all for your responses to the recent group of pencil portraits. The portraits are practice using tones and values, something that needs more attention as a foundation to color.

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

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

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

Andra’s New Hat, 14 x 11 inches graphiteon 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