Tuesday, December 30, 2014

You Occupy the Space You Have

After Christmas, it is always depressing after all the
decorations are taken down.  The gallery was empty today, and
I was ready to put something back up.

So I decided to put up some of my artwork and photos from my travels...
a "Destination: show.  These are from Greece.

These are my photos of Paris...from the flower markets on the Seine; the
sailing boats in front of the Louvre; an embellishment on a building on the
Champs Elysee, the Arc de Triumphe, and finally Monet's famous bridge
over his garden ponds.

And this is the "great wall of China"!  ...some photos and a couple of
colored pencil drawings.

Costa Rica was one of my favorite trips ever.  these are from
there.  There's a colored pencil drawing of a bird of paradise bloom,
photos of ferns in the rain forest and some coconuts along the

I will probably add a few  more along the way.  I have to frame
a few more.  I have a lot more; I may add some
walls out in the middle of the gallery space.

The new year is fast approaching, and with it comes new
ideas and new projects.  I have some plans...will try to post
more often, and share what I am working on.
Thanks for your support.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Little More Bird

Just making a little progress on this drawing.  This time of year is
always so busy with various activities.  And now I have used up all of
my green pencils that I have been using for the background.  So, I have ordered
some from Cheap Joe's, and I will work on the bird for now.  I hope
I can capture the luminosity of his transparent wings.  The late
afternoon light was filtering right through his feathers...just
beautiful.  I may try this photo in watercolor as well, to see which
medium can best capture that quality....or maybe it's the artist who
determines that...ha!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Shadows on White

Making a little progress on this drawing...just not getting a chance to
draw very much. Lots of decorating, shopping, and doing all the things that a
wife, mother, and store owner do this time of year!
I really like the blue shadows on this bird, and his whole body
and wing on the right side is in the shadow as well.  So it will really
begin to take shape as I move to the right.  Stay tuned!