Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Tell me no LIes"- Wire Drawing #20!

"Tell me no Lies"  10" x 7" image,  $50
Ink on Paper,
It's the last day in March, and finally, I have completed 20 wire drawings, so I'm ready to make them into an adult coloring book!  Yippee! I did this one last night, as a redo of an earlier painting that I did a couple of years ago.  It is pictured below.
 It always amazes me when I do funky ladies, how they develop their own personalities in their eyes and seem to be speaking to me.  This one is a shy girl who has had some hard times, and therefore has lost trust.  She looks hopeful though, for the future.
"The Morning After"   SOLD
Watercolor on paper

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

From Wire Drawing to Colored Painting

Wire Drawing (sold)
"The Highest Power I"  18" x 14"
$795,   Acrylic on Paper

What an adventure this has been for me.  I absolutely LOVE doing wire drawings.  And they serve as great value studies so that I can go on to painting colored paintings.  "The Highest Power" has been accepted into the Minnesota Watercolor Society Exhibition, which will be featured at the Arboretum,  3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318.  The show runs from April 7th till June 30th.  I did this colored version, using acrylics in the same manner as I described in my blog from January 26, 2015.  It's so fun to squirt paint on the surface of the paper, and then scrape those colors, using a credit card.  I will be teaching this procedure at the White Bear Center for the Arts on August 16-18, 2016.  To register, call White Bear Center for the Arts, Center for the Arts •  Phone 651.407.0597.  It is located at 4971 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 • Tuition: $360 Member/$450 Non-Member. Hope to see you there! The art center is lovely!  One of my favorite places to teach!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Wire Drawing #17: Eyes that can Melt you

"Eyes that Can Melt You"  7" x 10"   $50
Ink on Paper
In a time when stress has been high in my life, this drawing made me feel hopeful and cheered me up!  I asked permission of the owner if I could draw her dog.  I don't think it looks quite like the model, but I still like the results.  Wire drawing has become my passion and my saving grace in times of sadness or in times of procrastination.  My husband lost his brother this week after a 30 year battle with multiple sclerosis, so it's been a hard week for us.  I remember back when I had a dog, that no matter how bad things got, my dog always made things better.  Now that I travel so much with my teaching workshops, I just have fun with everyone else's dogs.  Hope this will bring a smile to your face.  Below is my model.


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