Sunday, October 30, 2005

Donovan & Shelly

Charcoal on toned paper.
Shelly, this drawing of Donovan is for you. Never doubt or forget how deep our friendship and love is for you and your family. You and Donovan are two of the most humble, giving, caring, loving people we've ever known. There's always been a catching in my heart at the sound of your voices, at meeting up with you. James and I truly love you and will be here for you and the boys, Montana & Seth. We're available to you at any time, at any place...

Friday, October 21, 2005

oil on canvas board

Black woman pastel on toned sanded paper

"Martini Glass of Flowers" pastel on black paper

"Daffodil in Blue Bottle" owned by my neice, Chrissy (aka Fathead) pastel on toned paper

I'm now working on a drawing of the last (but not least) of our kids, so stay tuned.

This is a charcoal drawing of my husband, James. I have a little more tweaking to do to correct a couple areas to improve on the likeness but this is very very close. So why am I posting his pic before I corrected it? Because I couldn't wait; I'm proud of him and I'm proud of my burgeoning skills. How's that?

"The Patriarch" pastel on toned paper (shown framed)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

My friend, Joel
pastel on sandpaper disc

more of my art

oil on canvas

unfinished colored pencil study of my daddy

and one for the cowboys
charcoal & pastel on toned paper

more drawings

graphite pencil
Title: "Addie Getting Mommy-Kissed" day of birth (love you Laura, Jason & Addie!) Drawing is a work-in-progress - not quite done.

graphite on blue toned paper

charcoal and white chalk on toned paper
my friend and mentor, Sandi

Monday, September 05, 2005

Our kids

Friday, September 02, 2005

I did this in pastel on blue toned paper right after 9/11 using a magazine ad as a photo reference of the Statue of Liberty. Since our hearts and minds have been on the devastation in the south, it seems fitting for my first drawing post to be her...

This 2d drawing is also on pastel, entitled, "Sustenance."

It was drawn using a photo reference in Wet (sorry I don't have photographer's name at the moment), and drawn right after the tsunami in Jan.

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God bless the U.S.A. God hold in the palms of your hands the people affected by the recent disaster in the south. Show mercy and compassion for the hurt, lost and afraid, especially the children. Help the rest of us find ways and means to be of use to everyone affected by this tragedy. This disaster may show the worst of human nature but most importantly, it shows the profound best. Help us all to be able to place ourselves there, too, and respond the way we'd want others to respond to our plight.

Isn't it your turn to be a hero?