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Above: finished final details yesterday. Started Aug.7th: A Heart Filled to the Brim, 36 x 48 x 2 inches, Water soluble graphite, acrylics on canvas. On exhibit along with Polypore Fungi February through May at the Oxide Gallery, Denton, Texas
I don’t believe a heart can be filled to the brim
then vanish like mist as though life were a whim.
Maybe the heart is part of the mist
And that’s all that there is and could ever exist.
A portrait of Alzheimer’s honoring my Grandmother, my Mother-in-law (whose portrait this is, and whose 80th birthday is in two days), and now recently my own Mother who is in the earliest stages; and with empathy for all those afflicted, including the families dealing with the awful emotional reverberations caused by this disease.
Here are a few websites providing information about Alzheimer’s Disease
Josee, a portrait of my neice. Gift, work in progress, 11 x 14 inches Graphite on paper.
Drawing portraits is like brain surgery - one millimeter off, more or less, in any direction makes a difference.
Lucas at the Museum, 11 x 14 Pencil and eraser 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.
11 x 14 pencil, eraser on paper
11 x 14 pencil and eraser 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 - The Muddy Field - 11 x 14 inches pencil, eraser on paper, white mat and white wood frame 22 x 26 inches total size.
Thanks to all of you for your responses to the recent group of pencil portraits. There are things children do that we can’t help but love them for, either because you’ve had children or you were one. Except cats, most of them prefer adults.
The portraits are also practise using tones and values, something that needs more attention as a foundation to color when I return to it.
Renee, three years old - at the dance studio
14 x 11 pencil on paper
Derek, Wedding reception, 2 years old
11 x14 pencil on paper
Andra (Evelyn’s sister) ~ 14 x 11 inches Graphite, eraser on paper
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