Granted, many of you won’t have a clue what this is about.
In addition to using a tortillon (smudge stick) I drew with a letter opener. I think that’s a first for me. The tortillon blended the colors while the letter opener cut through the layers of oil to reveal the bottom layer of color.
Oil pastels on Bristol board, 10″ x 14″
Is this the same girl who stuck her finger on a spinning wheel?
While on vacation with all the GrandKids around I asked them what they wanted me to draw. The boys took an ever-so-quick break from playing their video game to shout, “Us playing video games.” Not very exciting, I thought. The girls started with, “Mermaids…Us as mermaids…Sitting on a rock…With two puppies….” OK! That’ll do! So I combined the two requests. When I wasn’t sitting under a tent, drinking beer, watching the G-Kids play in the surf, I was in a chair in the cabin, using a coffee-table book about LaSalle’s sunken ship as my table. Everybody was happy.
Color pencil on paper, 8 ½” x 11″
Archives: 1989. Sketching exercise.
Pencil on paper, 12″ x 18″
Archives: Quick sketch.
Chalk pastels on Bristol board, 10″ x 12″
Archives: My son and my daughter.
Pencil on paper, 11″ x 15″
Archives: This is really old! From my college art class days in the 1960s. I’m not sure why I kept this particular sketch of the hundreds we did but it is kind of interesting.
Ink wash on newsprint pad, 18″ x 24″
When I posted my collage of drawings and paintings of my favorite Moms for Mothers Day (Moms) it was pointed out that I had excluded my mother-in-law. She was such a special lady that I immediately began planning to do a drawing. Well, here it is. It’s a combination of a couple of photographs. She was 18-20 years old in the photos I used. A worthy addition to my favorite Moms.
Color pencil on charcoal paper, 9″ x 12″