Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sunset #6

Sunset #6
ACEO - 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
colored pencil on paper
Click HERE to Bid

This is my favorite of the ACEO Sunset Series to date.  I'm not sure why but it could be the colors, the composition, the subject or maybe all three combined.  

Once I had a family member ask me how they would know when art is good.  My response:  when you like it.

Sunset #5

Sunset #5
ACEO 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 "
colored pencil on paper

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Video 3/31/12 at OneTrueMedia.com

This is a montage video of the work "Mac Sleeping". This colored pencil work on paper measures 16 x 20".

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Final Look

"My Neighbor's Fence"
14 x 20"
Colored pencil on paper

I completed this piece about a year ago to enter into a show but it didn't make the cut.  So, being the sensitive artist that I am, I put it aside because rejection is never easy.  

But recently I dug this up to take another look and was quite pleased with it and myself.  So I thought I'd share the final work with all of you and let you, my readers, be the judge.  Yep, give me your honest opinion.  

Once, I had someone describe being an artist as similar to standing naked on a busy street corner.  You expose yourself and your work and need to be ready to take the response you receive.  Not always easy, but something we are driven to do.  Ahh, for thicker skin, no?

Monday, March 26, 2012

ACEO Colored Pencil Drawing - "Sunset 4"

"Sunset 4"
ACEO - 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
colored pencil drawing on paper
If interested in owning this collectible, click HERE.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Series - Sunset ACEOs

"Sunset #3"
ACEO (2 1/2 x 3 1/2")
colored pencil on paper
Click HERE to bid

Monday, March 19, 2012

More of My Current WIP

As you can see, I have begun the tedious (but enjoyable) process of working on the bedding.  Again, I am trying to use the paper as the mid-tone, but it's not always possible to do considering all the color in this comforter.

Sometimes, as an artist, you just connect with a piece you are working on more than others; this is one of those pieces.  I'm not sure if it's the composition, the color, my paper choice, my medium choice or the fact that the model is my grandson.  Or, perhaps, all of the above.  Anyway, I feel this one is going to be one of my favorites.  If I do not mess it up!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

New WIP - Mac Sleeping

This is a new colored pencil piece I have been working on recently.  It measures 16 x 20" and is on Mi Teints gray paper.  It is an image of my grandson I took recently while he was napping at my house.  

My goal with this piece is to work so that the grey paper stays the mid-tone and shows through.  Hopefully, I will be able to resist drawing on every single inch of this paper and stay true to my goal.

I will continue to post more pictures of this piece as it progresses.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Second ACEO in the Sunset Series

Sunset 2
Colored Pencil on Bristol archival paper

You can bid on this small, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" ACEO colored pencil drawing here.  I plan on doing about 12-15 of these guys.

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Series - Sunset ACEOs

Just completed this one last night. It is an ACEO (Art Card Originals and Editions) and measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. It is an original colored pencil drawing on Bristol archival paper.

The plan is to do a series of about 12-15 of these babies.

If you would like to bid on this one, click the title of this blog post.  You'll get there.

Yay!  This one SOLD!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A New Name

"My Neighbor's Fence"
colored pencil
14 x 20"

Still at it. Getting prepared and competing in the Art at the Arnold sidelined my progress a bit. But I have been working steadily on this drawing all week.

One of the great benefits of blogging is that you receive feedback from your readers. One reader, much more savvy than I, let me know that my original title "Poison Ivy" would not be a good idea as the ivy I am drawing is something else entirely. And since I have no idea what it is (I am not a gardener), I have changed the title to "My Neighbor's Fence". I am rather pleased with it, too, because it's such a great metaphor for having good neighbors (which we do).

So, thank you, readers for keeping me in line and for your feedback. I really appreciate it!