Sketchbook:Stress and Anxiety

                                                                                 Graphite, oils Predator/prey, pressure and worry;stress and anxiety, these two almost always show up together.

Google Image Nightmares

I adore Google Images. I use it for all sorts of reasons, but occasionally something unexpectedly disturbing shows up while searching for an innocent, benign image like say, a mouse. This guy is what the subconscious churns up after a little too much exposure;) ————————————- Thank you creative writers who already responded to my previousc post-Call For […]

Beyond Barriers

Sketchbook Project 2013     Graphite No matter what sort of beyond, there are intriguing spaces to travel.  Unfortunately, there may be limitations.  Some places are dangerous, ill advised, some not yet possible.  But, the mind’s eye can lead you… anywhere.  Where do you want to go?

The Lake

Sketchbook Project  2013               Graphite  I’ve entitled this sketch,  ” At the lake” because…   I’ve  always enjoyed trips to a lake.  But..there’s something exciting and a little bit creepy about the surroundings;murky water, snakes, mystery lurking.  This sketch captures how I felt as a kid, near the lake.

White Charcoal

I’m giving the graphite a little rest and working on Canson Mi-Teintes, nicely textured black paper with a white charcoal pencil. I’ve no idea what this is about, except that my garden pig plays a starring role;) Sketchbook Project 7-8

Sketchbook Project 2013

Done it again! Signed up for 2013. This year, I’m committed to graphite with a touch of white acrylic here and there to pick up what the eraser can’t.  It’s all about the values, and an other worldliness.  My  objective is to concentrate on basics; strengthening my compositions through black and white values, and giving […]

New “Practical” Inspiration Page

I’ve just added a new page on my Portrait of a Girl and Her Art Blog, which supports my soon to be available book, of the same name.  I’ve included printable guides for your sketchbook and portrait work, along with some general basics about making art.  If you’ve never tried working in a sketchbook or […]

Sneak Peak/New Book- Cover!

VERY soon now, Portrait of a Girl and Her Art will be available in hardcover, paperback and PDF . I’m working on additional electronic formats. Very soon I’ll have purchase info ready for one step clicking. Portrait of a Girl and Her Art  already has a dedicated blog where art tips, exciting interviews with young […]