I would like to share a couple of class projects that I finished in 2014. I love portraits, it does not matter if it is graphite or colored pencil. I especially love children because of the looks of innocence on their faces or body language. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them.
Published by Elizabeth Francis Guthrie
I was born in Paris, TX and raised in the small town of Blossom, TX. I was raised in an artistic family although it wasn't conventional art. My family's art consisted of quilting, embroidery, crochet and woodworking. In our small school art was not offered although I was introduced to colored pencil through drawings in High School Biology class. After graduating, getting married and having a family I developed an interest in plien air panting which lead to taking oil painting classes from a local artist. Through the years I have taken drawing classes and oil painting classes. I worked in oils for many years. When I was thirty I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder Essential Tremor by that time it was begining to be difficult to manage painting because I liked working in a realistic style. Only by the grace of God am I able to do anything artistic. In the meantime I moved to Tyler, TX and met my now husband. My husband Glenn and our Jack Russell, Jackson now live in Flint TX. We moved several times but I always found a way to keep a drawing journal nearby and would take an art class occasionally just because I enjoyed art. I took a drawing class at Tyler Junior College because I had figured out that by using a pencil I could draw in the realistic style even with my tremor. The teacher, Maureen Killaby, taught us how to best use our tools and how to work with a large format. I was having some problems with the my pencils so my teacher helped my by introducing me to a heavier mechanical pencil. I soon wanted to do some work in color so I started researching colored pencils. I wanted good light fast pencils, creamy and easy to handle so I started researching plus joined the Colored Pencil Society of America. I also subscribe to two colored pencil magazines. For my first colored pencil portrait I used Ann Kullberg's portrait book for instructions. I'm not satisfied doing the same thing all the time so I like trying different subjects, papers, and pencils just to "get out of my box" and not get in the rut of doing the same thing. Elizabeth Guthrie www.HeavenlyBlueFineArt.com Attachments area Click here to Reply or Forward 0.84 GB (5%) of 15 GB used Manage Terms - Privacy Last account activity: 3 minutes ago Details View all posts by Elizabeth Francis Guthrie