Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Butterfly" WIP

My "Butterfly" WIP  done in Prismacolor colored pencil, Strathmore Bristol, 8x10. I will show you the stages I went through which took me nine months because with Essential Tremor I am able to work on pieces for short intervals. I try to keep at least two projects going at the same time in order not to tire of either project.

I have been honored by Ann Kullberg to be one of many fine artists to be included in her publication "Colored Pencil Hidden Treasures"!

Finished Butterfly







Beginning of Butterfly

"Brothers Forever" WIP

This graphite piece I started about a year and half ago so I would like to show you my WIP. It is an 18x24  double portrait, graphite on Strathmore 400 series paper.


"Brothers Forever" completed!
Now they are finding their way to their Grandmother's to be shown off with pride!


Second boy in the picture! Getting near the end!


More work completed on first boy.

This is the first little boy. I was not sure at this point if I wanted to put a background and if I were going to do so now would be the time to do so.




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Sunday, November 3, 2013

6th ANNUAL GENNY WOOD FINE ART and SALE

I would like to invite you to the 6th Annual Genny Wood Fine Art Show and Sale Saturday, November 9th from 9 am to 5 pm at the United Methodist Church, FLC benefiting the Bullard Mission House.

Thirty-five artists will be sharing their art this year! The art will include watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil paintings, graphite and charcoal drawings, pottery, jewelry, china painting, textile painting and photography; something for everyone! All are original works of art by Texas artist!

The Mission House and Medical Clinic (MHC) provides a food pantry, a clothes closet and a Medical clinic to people in need in this area. Children benefit through the Christmas present program and the School Supply Train.  The MHC is run by volunteers and all services are free to those in need. The artists are donating 20% of their sales to the Mission House and Clinic of Bullard.

There will also be an Italian Bistro and bake sale; live music from local artists. Art from Bullard ISD and Brookhill  students; a Silent Auction and 6 x 6 art sale donations of the artists.


I am sharing a few of my works of art that I will have in the show for sale.
Ms. Martha
Graphite

Waterfall
Oil

In The Light
Graphite

Brothers Forever
Graphite



If you are interested in purchasing please contact me. I will work with you on availability and pricing.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers and Daughters

This is for all my spiritual mothers and my daughters. I will first thank my "spiritual" mothers as they have all gone before me giving me gifts far too numerous to name. None of the gifts had anything to do with money it had to do with love, life, sharing with others, and putting God first. I remember as a small child my Grandmother had a spiritual magazine sent to me personally to insure that my life was influenced by God's word. I also remember spending the night with Grandmother where the bible was read each and every night before going to bed followed by a prayer. Years later I came into possession of my grandmother's bible it was the Sunday School teacher edition!

I remember all the times I helped pick strawberries, mowed her lawn, cleaned her house and later drove her to the grocery store. When reflecting back she showed me how to cook, make preserves, can vegetables, wear a hat, be frugal, and read God's word daily. Thank you Grandmother for loving me enough to teach me about life!

My next "spiritual" mother was my Aunt Floy Rooks. She cared for all my needs when my mother was going through a rough time in her own life. My Aunt Floy made lemonade our of lemons that were handed her in life. She worked at a laundry when I was growing up so I would hitch a ride with our neighbor across the street on Saturday so I could spend the weekend with my aunt. She taught me how to crochet, make lemonade out of lemons, and most of all how to laugh! I have a picture of Aunt Floy and my mother riding a sappling and they were laughing having a great time! Thank you Aunt Floy!

My mother...Mama. She gave me life and loved me unconditionally! After I was born she worked at the Lena Pope Home in Ft. Worth having to sacrifice being a family because my two bothers had to live in the boys quarters. She taught me how to care for a home, work outside the home and still have time to teach me to sew. My mama and I were not the best of friends when I was a teenager but she was there for me.  As I grew older with children of my own she was there offering a cup of coffee. How I do miss sitting at the table with Mama and a cup of coffee. I love you Mama!

To my two beautiful daughters....how precious a gift you are to me! How blessed I was being able to stay at home with you through your early years. I enjoyed each and every stage of your life; even being the Girl  Scout Leader for both troops! You have grown into beautiful, intelligent ladies that I am very happy to pass my heritage to. Thank you for being in my corner when I didn't even realize there was a corner. I love you with all my heart and always will.

I have a beautiful and intelligent step-daughter that I am lucky enough to have that calls me Mom. She did not come into my life until she was seven years old but I love her as my own. Thank you for all that you are and ever hope to be.

To all mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and all women that have been a blessing to us I would like to say a big THANK YOU!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

TRANSFIXED Tuesday

Well it is time to move on to something productive. I am trying to catch up with my Tuesday Challenges of Found Round and About and this happens to be Transfixed - held motionless by.

Well I have to say that I was transfixed when I saw the photograph of this little girl and knew that I had to draw her. Understand that I had only drawn one other portrait 18 x 24 IN a drawing class! So when I showed my teacher what I had started on my own she asked me, "Why didn't you choose something complicated?"

 
Truthfully I knew it was complicated but I was so transfixed with her that I knew in my heart I had to try. Here she is "In The Light" with her beautiful damp curls looking out the window! I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it!  This piece is hanging in Killaby Fine Art Studio and Gallery at 110 E Hubbard St., Lindale, TX.
 
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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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

GRAND OPENING!!! Killaby Fine Art School & Studio

Grand Opening
Killaby Fine Art
School & Studio
 
110 E Hubbard St., Lindale, TX
 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6 p.m.
A Center For The Arts
 
 
Please join us in a night of great Art, Music, Food, meet students and artists. Get to  know the community and find out more information on new classes and workshops. RSVP to killabyartstudio@hotmail.com or 903.830.6694.


 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tuesday's TRANSPORTATION

In this past Tuesday's Challenge of TRANSPORTATION I did not have any paintings pertaining to transportation in the sense that we most often think of the word.
 
I would like to share with you my thoughts about transportation. I recently renewed my driver's license this time I had to personally appear at the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you know me I do not write well especially under stress but none the less my dear husband accompanied me putting the checks in their right boxes but I had to sign the slip of paper within a certain area. It had been eight years since I had to appear in person which was before my Essential Tremor hit overdrive and had Deep Brain Stimulation surgery! I was terrified that since my signature no longer resembled what it did eight years ago and my hand was shacking that they would associate it with Parkinson.

The ladies questioned me about what I had, why my hands were shaking, and was the mark I made really my signature now. I was sweating trying to explain what I had and that it did not impair my driving! We seem to take our transportation for granted...we have a car (or in my case SUV), we get in the car going where we please. What would you do if your transportation was no longer available to you? At what time in your life would you willingly give up your freedom of transportation?

Just something to think about. Have a blessed week!
 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday's TERMINUS

Okay folks I admit to being a week late to the challenge of Found Round and About's TERMINUS. Well I had to look up the definition. I found according to Merriam-Webster it means a final goal : a finishing point. According to that definition I could relate very well to a final goal or finishing point because I usually get so many projects going that a TERMINUS is always great!

On my drawing board right now I have thee projects that I am trying to find the terminus on! This one happens to be a double portrait in graphite of the cutest little boys that I adore which I hope to finish in 2013!!



Another on my drawing board (this is colored pencil) that WILL get finished ASAP!

 
And last but by far not the least to be finished. All three are with different mediums and techniques so I am learning as I work on each piece of work. This last picture I am working with carbon and graphite learning how to depict leather.
 
 
 
Although I have a lot of work started they will reach a terminus soon but until they do I will continue to work methodically and with a goal in mind. My main purpose is to create something pleasing to the Lord and others using what talents He has given me. Some days offer many "opportunities" to work but then I think to myself "Why not me?".
 
Please join us in Found Round and About's TUESDAY "T" Challenges!! Have a blessed evening.
 
 
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tuesday's TETONS

Well I am trying to catch up on my Tuesday's "T" Challenges and this week the word was Tetons. I had the privilege several years ago to travel out west visiting (or should I say riding in the car hearing "Did you see that?").  Yes it was an interesting trip in that I had never before been out west or out of the state of Texas until then. the farthest I had been was Ft. Worth, Texas! Nothing like being a small town girl from East Teas!

Although this really was a driving trip with very little stopping or side trips I do remember the mountains to be very majestic and royal looking. There is something about viewing the mountains that make you realize your place in life. The Lord made such beauty when He made the mountains because it is very difficult to describe in words the humble feelings I had when I first saw them.

I have no pictures to share of the experience but would love the opportunity to return.

Join us in the fun of Tuesday's T Challenge!!

Tuesday's "TOOLS"

Well I am a bit slow these days why I couldn't really say. Found Round and About's challenge last Tuesday was "Tools" so I have to say my "Temptations" are my tools to accomplish my fine art. Since using graphite and colored pencil I have had to reacquaint myself with tools to "get 'er done" so to speak. I have had many hours getting to know my tools and how they work for me and I love it!! With my tremor I have discovered that using wood pencils are harder for me to get the darks I want and the finest of detail so by switching to Graph Gear mechanical pencils (which are a little heavier) I am able to accomplish my goal.

Here are a couple of examples of my work with my "tools"




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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Tuesday's "Tweet"

This week Tuesday's word "Tweet" took some thought because I live on the lake where there are all kind of birds around each day. It is very easy to just not pay attention to sounds that you are accustomed to hearing all the time you ignore them.  But on one of my daily dog walks a Mocking bird was making quite a noise in a tree. I looked up to see that she already had her nest made, which she was very proud of, letting me and the world know that little birds would soon be arriving at her house. I even told her good morning and that I was glad to see that she was prepared for her little ones.

Last year a bird made a nest in a fruit tree outside our office window so I was able to watch the nest being built, next came three beautiful eggs and then three little ones tweeting announcing their arrival to the neighborhood.

I am looking forward to finding more nests around our yard this spring.  I hope you can join us with the Tuesday "T" Challenge by Found Round & About.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tuesday's THAT

I am enjoying Found Round and About's weekly "T" challenges always posted on Tuesday. I have to afmit it takes me a few days to respond so for this Tuesday's THAT I have to say almost stumped me. So I thought about my art and several pieces came to mind; "Laura" was my first BIG drawing. When I started taking drawing classes from Maureen Killaby this work was to be done in an 18" X 24" format and my first thought was "I can't do THAT"! But with encouragement from Maureen I was able to complete "Laura" dark enough and with curly hair!

 
 
Since this drawing I have had several projects after I had completed them I felt like telling the world I did THAT! One project I did that drew a compliment from my husband was starting this blog. Since I have Essential Tremor it requires a lot of concentration, patience, postive thinking and a great support group. My support group consists of my loving husband, daughters, sons, East Texas ET Support Group, Sunday school class, my FB friends, drawing teacher and our two Jack Russell Terriors. ET requires having a good support group. So I feel I have made a start in the direction that the Lord wants me to go and THAT feels good!
 
Until next Tuesday when we get a new challenge! Have some fun join the Tuesday "T" challenge!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

TUESDAY'S TREES

I started my art journey painting houses, barns and trees. My daughters once asked me if that was all I knew how to paint! At that time YES it was because I was taking lessons from a local artist that painted landscapes but hopefully I have extended my artistic ability. I wanted to share my last attempt to paint trees which was plein air. I haven't as of yet tried to paint a landscape using my colored pencils but that is for another day.

 
 


 
 
Would like to invite you to share your TREES and join the fun! See you next Tuesday!
 



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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.

Friday, February 15, 2013

TEMPTING TUESDAY.....

In Found Round and About's challenge this week is TEMPTING!!! Boy have I got a good explaination for what is tempting for me; EVERYTHING to do with art! I even will stay at home so I will not stop by Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Sometimes I even stay off the computer because Amozon, Dick Blick, and Jerry's Artaroma becon me to see what I NEED! If you were to look in the closet beside my work area you would ask what dosen't she have in there and what could she possibly NEED?


This is just part of my lastest result of TEMPTING things. For Christmas I gave into temptation and bought myself some more (different brand) colored pencils, pastel pencils, water soluable pencils and paper to try them out on! Then I borrowed a book from the library and decided I needed that for my library of art books. So you can see what is TEMPTING is for me.


 
     

So this is what I do with my TEMPTING things. Enjoy and share your TEMPTING things. Until next Tuesday!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tuesday's TICKLE

This week in the FoundRoundandAbout Challenge the word was TICKLE. It really does not take much to tickle me so for this challenge I will share a story and picture of our two Jack Russel Terriers, Jackson and Abbye.

 
 
As you can see our Abbye is on the sofa with not a care in the world for what her little brother was up to. Jackson was in Daddy's lap having a licking good time with Daddy's neck! This was enough to tickle me but was even better when the further Daddy reclined his recliner the more Jackson would lick Daddy's neck making the situation funnier!

Well  that is my TICKLE episode for this week can't wait to see what next Tuesday the "T" word will be! Join the fun and share your perspective of TICKLE! Check out the challenges at FoundRoundandAbout.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

TRANSCENDENT

In week two of Found Round and About's competition the word Transcendent brought to mind my drawing “In The Light”. To me the picture brings to mind an inspirational, mystical quality. When I look at the drawing I wonder what she is looking at and how beautiful the light on her face moves me to see the innocent beauty of childhood.

 
 


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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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

TREASURES

I am participating in a weekly challenge started by Found Round and About so this week's challenge was "Treasures" and this is my interpretation of Treasures. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and maybe find some inspiration to share your thoughts on the subject! Happy Reading!

Treasures in my life have been more of people and memories made by having been a part of their lives. In this curio for instance many of my Treasures have been gathered and placed in one place in order to remember the people at one time; my mother, my Aunt Floy, my Grandmother, Jane Voorhies, my daughters, Tisha and Becca. With each Treasure you can read a chapter of my life.
 
 

With the next picture of my Grandmother’s rocker brings the treasure of remembering sitting on a stool next to her helping “card cotton” for a quilt. The dolls are mine from childhood and the crochet bedspread was made by my mother and Aunt Floy.
And for my last Treasure is my husband Glenn and our two “babies”Abbye and Jackson both Jack Russell Terriers!
 
   
 

 







This new year will bring many challenges so another challenge I have set for myself is to finish a painting every month plus a new medium everusey two months. I got new pastel pencils, paper, watercolor pencils, and more colored pencils at Christmas!! So now I must put all my new tools to good  use.