Monday, March 31, 2008

This is just one of a host of small drawings I've been listing on Ebay this week; I purchased some really good quality colour pencils and have been enjoying their buttery feel on the smooth vellum paper I use.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It's always a challenge to find objects to draw; but then, almost anything can be made to look interesting when it's drawn or painted!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Inspired by an album of very old photos (filled mostly with people I do not know!) I decided to do a short ACEO series entitled "Faces From the Past".
I did this one a few months ago, but today decided to change the colour of the background. I think it makes a huge difference. The background used to be green, but this warm grey looks much better...

Monday, March 17, 2008

I've done so many drawings of broken egg shells, I thought I might as well take a crack at drawing what's INSIDE them! (pun intended!).

Saturday, March 15, 2008

More broken egg shells! I love drawing/painting those things! This is the first time I've used coloured pencils for this subject.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I usually stay away form watercolours, because that medium rather intimidates me! However, on a small scale like these ACEO's , they're great to work with!

Monday, March 10, 2008

I did this one as a gift for my middle son's 31st birthday. It depicts him and his little daughter, Andrea Joyce, at a rodeo where he participated in the bareback bronc riding. (I'm happy to say he doesn't do that any more!) Here they are looking at the horses together.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Whenever I babysit my grandkids, I take along my pencils; so last night I sketched these little shoes which belong to wee Morrigan, and drew them after I'd gotten her and Gus put to bed. I painted them in the studio this morning.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

This was a fun little study to do. I love the feel of colored pencil on vellum........a very smooth, thick drawing paper.