Sunday, December 18, 2016
3 Queens is a 20" x 26" Prismacolor Pencil drawing on rag paper. 2016
This study in light and shadow continues my exploration of our perception of reality and the essence inherent in objects in our environment. I feel these Night Blooming Cereus possess almost a magical quality and seem to glow in the muted desert where they reside.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Copperware Window is a 24" by 36" prismacolor pencil drawing.
This piece is a multiple self-portrait. Reflecting into a shop window in Bisbee created naturally-occurring patterns, overlapping with images from the street behind.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Outside the Cafe is a 16" by 22" prismacolor pencil drawing.
An outside group of people reflecting into the window of an inside restaurant. The little girl drinking the bottle was inside watching me take reference photos. The people at the outside tables were relaxing after a Vuelta de Bisbee bike race, which we had gone down to see. This is one of my personal favorite works. I so enjoyed how things just fit together so naturally, even the patterns of the curtains and windowsill paint contrasting with the darker colors in the window were a pleasant contrast of values and colors.
Nogales Window Patterns is a 24" by 30" prismacolor pencil drawing.
Exploring the mingling of images of people on the sidewalk reflecting into the window display in a busy store. The owner of a gallery I was in at the time purchased this drawing, which I considered a nice compliment.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Elegants is a 24" by 36" prismacolor pencil drawing.
It is part of the Tucson International Airport Authority permanent collection. I liked how shadow divided the scene into two distinct areas, causing the colors in each region to be very different. The part with brighter light became less detailed; the shadow side revealed the sweet family group centered on the small girl. I could feel the love in their family circle.
Continental is a 13" by 24" prismacolor pencil drawing.
Bob with Carolyn on his shoulders were convenient models. I liked how Carolyn was so interested in the girl in the foreground fixing her braid; she, in turn, was gazing back into the scene of the show. This zig-zag of visual direction was interesting to me; it sort of created diagonals in the composition which was intersected by the tasseled "Keep Back" rope around the cars.
My, that little redheaded child is adorable and scene-stealing. Yes, yes she is!
Mustang in red, white, and blue is a 16" by 24" prismacolor pencil drawing, 2000.
Cheryl was a great model, holding her balloons. I sewed that dress; Cheryl picked out the material. She was a fashionista from an early age...