Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Exploring New Avenues

Guess what I have been exploring today, Sculpey clay! I thought I would try this medium with my colored pencil, my daughter's photography along with a small black mat got me to thinking outside my comfort zone. I have to say if this comes out half the way I hope it will I will certainly get a picture of it posted! Today it took me about three hours to work the clay because I had a challenge with my hands and fingers being still enough to place the clay where I wanted it to be. But all in all I had lots of fun and concentrated on something new even if it doesn't turn out the way I envisioned I will have taken something beneficial away.

This is what I am working on I hope you can tell what it looks like after baking. Now starts the other fun part; working on the Sculpey flower with my colored pencils!


I will tell you that this is not all I am working on at the present time I also have a portrait in graphite on the drawing table. Plus in a couple of weeks I am starting another drawing class with my favorite teacher, Maureen Killaby.


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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ms. Martha

This is the work I started in class in November and finally finished! I don’t know the lady we were trying to learn how to do eye glasses and gray hair so I am proud of the finished drawing. As I said I do not know the model although she speaks volumes to me with her eyes and attitude that are very visible.

We have all known someone at some time or other that told you who they were without saying a word. To me when I look at Ms. Martha I see a very strong yet venerable lady.  I also see someone I know all too well. The tilt of her head, the way she holds her tells me she is sure and confident with whom she is.
It took me a little longer to finish Ms. Martha because once I got to the eyeglasses my Essential Tremor raised its ugly head.  When this happened I had to start making one short mark at a time until I could get them the way they were supposed to be but then came the task of making the glare marks, this we did not have time to cover in class. Our teacher was kind enough to email everyone suggestions on the procedure on how to accomplish this, with the caution to try it out on scrap paper before actually doing it on our “masterpieces”. Good advice, Maureen!



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Friday, January 6, 2012

Another Day At The Beach

Well this is my last beach picture of my trip to Martha's Vineyard. We have all gone to the beach with our "cover up" on but how long do we usually keep it on?  Well my friends loved to take pictures while at the beach and at the most unlikely times catching each one in our of us at the most unflattering moments. Goodness how I miss all the giggles and fun we shared for five years in a row.

You know time always changes things no matter how good it seems so in my drawings I have tried to portray our great times together.

This drawing was featured in International Essential Tremor Foundation's magazine Tremor Talk, April 2011. You can learn more about Essential Tremor at www.essentialtremor.org.



Beach Cover Up
Image size 9" x 12"
Colored Pencil on Bristol

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Days of Sunshine


Beach Reading
Image Size 8" x 6.5"
Colored Pencil
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If you have ever been to the beach you have spotted someone enjoying the sun while reading their favorite book. While my friends and I were on Martha's Vineyard we would spend at least one day at Bunches of Grapes Bookstore picking out just the right book to take with us to the beach. On occasion we would take the game Upwords, when we did that we carried along the paperback dictionary and a three minute timer. The dictionary was for those of us when it came our turn and we needed to make words that they were indeed words. The timer was for the slower more scholastic of the group.

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