Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Work In Progress

In my drawing class we are working on a woman that has olive complection, a scarf over her head, and working with a paper that has turned out not to be my favorite. But thank goodness our teacher helps encourage us to reach past our comfort zone to strive to be more than we are today. This last week as very trying to say the least. I had a problem concentrating on anything. While I drank my morning coffee my mind would be running 90 mph with all sorts of "things" from what I needed to do, what lead to use on what part of my drawing, a new picture to draw, and best one of the week which picture to complete first after this class. In addition to not being able to concentrate my tremor was rearing its ugly head by my having to hold my pencils with my right hand and steady it with my left.

Now that I have ramble on about last week I am pretty sure you get the idea of how my week went, very frustating! I found a quote in my daily bible reading material that gave me hope for how my life was going last week; "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.' "

So here is the lady we are working on and I do look forward to finishing her then sharing the finished piece with you all.




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Friday, April 20, 2012

Honor Bestowed


I wanted to share the honor bestowed a drawing of mine that I entered in the Henderson County Art Council at Athens, TX. It won a Blue Ribbon in the Intermediate Division!! It is also the same picture published in the International Essential Tremor Foundation's magazine "Tremor Talk", April 2011.



Thank you Maureen for talking me into showing the picture! I want to thank for your encouraging words when I get very slow in drawing new projects! You are the best.



Monday, April 16, 2012

After The Hunt

I did this colored pencil portrait in 2011 of a little girl at our church for her parents. Maddy was very interested in her "treasure". I hope you enjoy this as much as I did when working on it an I hope it brings pleasure to her parents because it was a surprise.




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All images © of Elizabeth Francis Guthrie. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of the images or material on this blog without written, express permission from Elizabeth Francis Guthrie are strictly prohibited. Links may be used provided that credit is given to Elizabeth Francis Guthrie and to EFrancisGuthrie.blogspot.com with a link to the original content.
A percentage of proceeds will be donated to International Essential Tremor Foundation to find out more about this organization and the disease of Essential Tremor visit the IETF website www.essentialtremor.org.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Treasures

I wanted to share my plein air treasures with all of you. They are approximately 5" X 10" done in oil before my tremor severe enough for me to have Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. I will admit I loved being outside but even then Plein Air painting was not my cup of tea so to speak. I found working to get just the atmosphere in my paintings I had to work at a faster pace than I was comfortable with, so therefore my days of Plein Air painting were short lived. I do however admire artists that are able to work in that venue.

I believe that all artists must push themselves outside their comfort zones occasionally in order to grow otherwise we artists will become stagnant in our work. I never will forget a workshop I attended as an assistant for an after school art program that Tyler Museum of Art was starting at a local day school. I was finally able to "get out of my box" with the project we were assigned and I was so excited! Even the leader of our group was excited because when I tell you that I was a "color inside the lines" person I mean just that, I "colored inside the lines"!




Barns


Farm Land

House and Barn

Waterfall


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A percentage of proceeds will be donated to International Essential Tremor Foundation to find out more about this organization and the disease of Essential Tremor visit the IETF website www.essentialtremor.org.