Monday, February 27, 2012

A Horse Is A Horse Of Course

Well my drawing class has begun, really we are into our third week of the six weeks working on "The Horse'. You see making small circles are a big challenge for me but that is how our teacher, Maureen Killaby, works and it is beautiful! I can do them although it takes me longer and what would be the purpose of taking the class if I was not going to apply the techniques being taught? Do I hope that I may someday be good enough to have my work in someones collection? Yes, but if not I will have done my best with the talents the Lord has so generously given to me and hopefully I will have been able to give something back to the Creator.

Back to my original thought of "The Horse", some in our class like naming our work but this Horse escapes names for me. Do you have any ideas for a name? I am posting a preview of the work in progress with the finished drawing to come later (much later). I have at least four pieces of artwork on the "to finish" list but I will get there!



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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

March Is 2nd Annual Essential Tremor Awareness Month

Since March is the 2nd Annual Essential Tremor Awareness Month I would like to invite all artists that have been diagnosed with ET to an Online Art Exhibit at my blog. I would like to feature an artist a day, or more depending on the response, for the month of March. If you are interested please visit my blog at www.EFrancisGuthrie.blogspot.com from there you may email me. I will need 1 photo of your work, a short biography, and your email, blog or website so people may contact you. If we could raise any funds for IETF would be great I would like to raise as much awareness as possible about ET and to inform people about IETF.  I have had ET since I was 19, diagnosed in my 30’s and had Deep Brain Stimulation surgery when I was 58.  I worked in oils until I discovered graphite and colored pencil about 10 years ago now they are my mediums of choice. I like portraits and hands because both tell their own story of our lives but I am always exploring something new. I hope other artists are interested in bringing awareness to ET through this venue.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Avenues Explored

Well you remember last time I was exploring Sculpey clay and colored pencil. I will admit that this work did not take me along the artistic lines that I first envisioned but I did learn from the experience. I did not like the effect that colored pencil had on the flower so I used acrylic paint to accomplish what I had in mind. Using the paint brush was an accomplishment in itself with my shaky hands that sometime have a mind of their own. For the background I used watercolor and colored chalk, using a small stiff brush to blend the chalk.

After all that I attached the background to the mat then attached the flower to the background. Placing the flower just where I wanted it was another feat in itself but I feel I learned from the experience. Will I do it again? Probably not anytime soon because I am starting a drawing class Tuesday night and it is my understanding we will be working on drawing a horse. That too will be something new and challenging!


Completd flower influenced by Tisha Clinkenbeard.

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