A different take on figure drawing - abstraction and distortion. Drawing the hands large to give them added importance; distorting the rest of the body...inspired by the work of Emma Petit.
September 18, 2020
Abstract and Distortion
September 14, 2020
It's such a joy to be working a bit larger! I thought and thought and thought about what to paint...this is NOT a self portrait...
September 10, 2020
These Hands Were Meant for Drawing...
Practice, practice, practice continuous line drawing of my own hands...this is fun but also a challenge.
I'm drawing from life not from a photograph - keeping the journal flat and looking at my hand at the same time - not easy! I chose to use pen rather than pencil - no way to erase - just keep the pen on the paper and go for it.
September 9, 2020
My COVID-19 journal is finished. I wish I could say the same about COVID-19!
Made entirely from Quaker Oats cereal boxes - 26 paintings.
I gave the binding a lot of thought - in the end, I decided to make a spine and tie the pages to it.
September 8, 2020
Who Was That Masked Ma'am?"
I can hardly believe - this is the last painting for my COVID-19 journal! I almost forgot to include a mask in my little collection of paintings - that would never do!
Next up - "bind" the journal together.
September 7, 2020
"My Mama Said"
My Mama Said “never stick anything up your nose" - then along came COVID-19! Have you been tested yet? For my upcoming surgery, I had to get tested - no fun!
September 5, 2020
Going Out on a Limb...
I had an idea for my COVID-19 journal - it involved birds.
September 2, 2020
Pumpkins on the Stairs...
In the fall of 2013, Richard and I took car trip to Charleston, SC. It's a fantastic place. I remember the weather was glorious. We took a walking tour around town when I saw the pumpkins on the stairs of an antebellum home. It's one of my favorite memories from that trip.