Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sketch of Forrest

This is a sketch of my grandfather, Forrest, which I drew from a photo. I've transferred it to fabric and started embroidering it. I'm hoping to have it done before our family reunion so I can donate it for the auction we have every year. RIP Pap.

Life getting in the way

As the title suggests, life has gotten in the way much too often over the past few years. Isn't that always the case? I admire those people who continue to create even when chaos reigns around them. Too often, I find myself stagnating and stunted.... My major goal this year is to get back in touch with my creative, artistic side. Watch for new artwork to be appearing, and if it seems to take a long time, kick me in the behind to remind me to get a move on!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

EDM # 24: Fruit

This is my first ever posted EDM Challenge. I belong to a group called Everyday Matters. There are a whole slew of challenges that prompt you to draw everyday objects. I was shutting down the computers last night, getting ready for bed. I found this Gala apple with a bite out of it on the desk near my computer. I had seen just a few minutes before that someone had posted an apple they had drawn for EDM # 24. Throwing caution to the wind, I sketched the abandoned apple before I went to bed. My youngest children love apples, but one bite often seems enough to fill them up, judging from the nibbled apple carcasses I find.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deer Plaque detail

This was one of my first attempts at wood burning done more than 10 years ago. It was created for my friends, Jason and Laura, who are good 'ol country people. They kept it hanging on their wall and even gave it a place of honor, along with other paintings I've done for them, in their gorgeous, newly-built home. I'm so pleased that they've enjoyed my work.

Treeing a 'Coon

This slate was commissioned by my friend, Laura. The dog is their Blue-tick coonhound, Jessie. It is unfortunate that my camera had difficulty picking up the smaller detail. The slate was sealed to protect it, and the sealant gives a bit of a glossy glare even without the camera flash. There is a raccoon, the object of Jessie's interest, resting in the crook of the tree.

Deer Slate

I painted this slate by special request for a close friend. This friend probably has more of my artwork than anyone. When my son was learning about the Italian Renaissance in his 6th grade history class, we talked about patrons of the arts. I jokingly compared Michelangelo's patron, Lorenzo de' Medici, to my friend. Now, I by no means compare myself to Michelango, but I realized that it is true; my friend, Laura, and her husband, Jason, and even their son, Zack, are my biggest patrons. They make me feel that my art is beautiful and worthwhile, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Psychedelic MP3

This was my 2nd digital painting using my Wacom Intuos3 Tablet and Corel Painter Essentials 3 software. This was just so much fun to create. I'm noticing that I put quite a flourish on my signature when I sign my artwork. I see other people placing their names discreetly in their art. Should I tone it down a bit? I've been signing my name like that for over 2 decades. Old habits are hard to break.