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July 31, 2016

Madge

I was watching an old movie on TV and noticed an actor I thought was really pretty so I looked her up on the internet. I came across a photo and thought it would be fun to draw. I was more interested in practicing than in doing a portrait so the likeness is a tad off. But here she is, Madge Evans. I think this pose fits in as well today as it did in the 1930s.

After I finished the charcoal drawing I wondered what it would look like if I used a smudge stick to smooth it out. So I decided to find out. As usual, there were plusses and minuses. Nice results in some areas, disappointments in others.

Madge

Chalk and charcoal on charcoal paper, 12″ x 14″

July 24, 2016

Paint Your Wagon

Granted, many of you won’t have a clue what this is about.

Way Out West Forecast

July 17, 2016

Downward Glance

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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.

Bianca in Colors

Oil pastels on Bristol board, 10″ x 14″

July 10, 2016

The Great Apple Complaint

Is this the same girl who stuck her finger on a spinning wheel?

Apple Complaint

July 3, 2016

Mermaid Video Game

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.

Mermaid Video Game

Color pencil on paper, 8 ½” x 11″

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