I’m Still Here…

Isn't that a movie with Joaquin Phoenix... or something like that...? (And yes, I googled to make sure, and while scanning wikipedia,  I only needed to see the words "Buffalo Soldier" to then have that song in my head.) Totally not the point of this post, but is a very accurate depiction of me. Ugh, I'm … Continue reading I’m Still Here…

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“Lucy” | colored pencil | 8″ x 10″

My favorite thing about this is the cow's expression! Using a black sanded surface, my intention for this was a simple "white drawing". The other colored pencils were added before I reminded myself of my objective. My 7 year old daughter would come in and critique it along the way, but it never met her … Continue reading “Lucy” | colored pencil | 8″ x 10″

Boxed In

Of course, it's called "Boxed In" because it's a box turtle, right? There's actually a pretty cool story behind it. "Boxed In" | 6" x 18" | Colored Pencil and Neocolor II on pastelbord We have this black tube attached to our gutter drain to direct water flow away from our house. It's VERY long … Continue reading Boxed In

Art Updates…

The writing gene apparently did not rub off on me, which is probably why I don't post more...yep, that's my excuse. Maybe I need to write less and post more pictures. I've been working on quite a few pieces since I last posted here, so I'm going to update everyone!Let's see...I finished a charcoal drawing … Continue reading Art Updates…

January Flower: Carnation WIP Update

I'm still plugging away at this flower. You can see I kinda jump around with the petals, filling in more reds, greens, purples and blues. It looks like I need to darken the background as well.It's really interesting to see how other colored pencil artists complete their works. Quite a few artists complete sections at … Continue reading January Flower: Carnation WIP Update

Carnation Flower: Update

Another update - I'm adding the red (crimson red) to the flower now. I'll have to go back and forth with the colors to keep the values where I want them. After looking at the grey value on this, I want to push the darks more. (That's something I tend to be timid about. I … Continue reading Carnation Flower: Update