Finally back from vacation - hope everyone had a great New Year's - and ate their blackeyed peas! At least, that's what we eat in the South on the first day of the year and I wouldn't dare do otherwise. Who knows what could happen! This painting is really a memory painting of a young woman leaving a café where I was in late December and she seemed in a reflective mood. Maybe she was thinking of her resolutions for the new year. Or maybe nothing that dramatic, but I did love the scene and couldn't wait to record it when I got back to my studio. It's on dark green Pastelbord, 5 x 7". Thanks for stopping by - Happy New Year!
I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion.
Yippee! One of my drawings received an Honorable Mention - Tony Eubanks was the judge. I am super excited that two of my drawings have been selected to be in the juried exhibition - Art At The OPOMAC 2015 - in Graham, Texas!
Art Journey, Portraits and Figures, an F&W Media book, includes one of my ink portraits. I am so pleased and humbled. You have to see all the great work in this book!
Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, by F&W Media, includes TWO of my drawings - I am thrilled that my work is there!