Month: February 2016

  •   ABOUT THIS PICTURE Digital image. It’s February, but Spring is coming early this year to California! This sweet little poppy was along a walkway at the marina I live. I’ve seen many poppies along busy roadways, but never one so close. So, I took its picture. Such pretty flowers — and the State Flower of […]

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  • I know of a lot of traditional artists who use paper and pen exclusively. I think that’s great. I really do. I find myself pulling out a notebook and a colorful pen or trusty graphite and getting down to business. There isn’t much that feels better, actually. The contact of utensil on paper, the movement, […]

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  •   asking myself this question I already know like books stacked all that knowledge, violinist of a breath; this time healing has come to mean some things: the earth is not an oyster, Shakespeare omitted me it is the spare tire that you forgot to take it is the core of the apple bitten around […]

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  •   ABOUT THIS PICTURE 9″ x 11″, graphite portrait. Another short portrait study. What drew me to this picture was the profile view, and the wispy pieces of hair going away from her face. Using a stick eraser, I removed graphite (pencil) dark-shaded areas to create light strands of hair near the top of her hairline. […]

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  • Figures and lines. I missed looking at pictures of lovely naked people. Seeing the form, the contours, all that gorgeous stuff. After I spotted a great reference photo online, I thought why not try it out for fun? I found a picture of a woman in a bathtub. The intimacy of her, all alone, leaning […]

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  •   ABOUT THIS PICTURE 5″ x 7″, graphite and watercolor on paper. Mixed media. A portrait of a female, using a reference photo. This was a fun way for me to experiment with watercolor pencils I had purchased from Prismacolor. They are easy to apply and offer quick, bold color. I would to use these pencils […]

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