This is a piece I worked on a few years ago using Graphite and white Conte, size is 8″x 10″ on Tan Matte Board. I found the subject very moving so I tried free hand drawing this. The work was before my Essential Tremor became bad enough to have Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. I hope you enjoy my work and make your own story.
I would like to share my latest work titled DEAR TO MY HEART because it is a picture of our female Jack Russell Abbye. She was 14 years, 7 months, and 11 days old when she crossed that rainbow bridge. This drawing is taken from when she was in her feisty, squirrel chasing days and that is how she will be remembered. Her last squirrel conquest which she was so proud of was brought to the front door of our home and proudly placed on the doormat while she proceeded to announce to us her prize and wanted us to see.
I feel very honored to be in the “Spotlight” section of Ann Kullberg’s October 2015 COLOR a colored pencil magazine! The link to the magazine is: http://annkullberg.com/collections/cp-magazine-2013-issues
I don’t usually take commissions because they take me so long and most of all I am always nervous as to whether the person commissioning the art will be happy with the finished piece. So when my friend showed me a picture of her daughter on a very special horse I could not resist the challenge. Her daughter was so short she couldn’t even reach the stirrups with her feet! Another part of the challenge was I had never done a horse in colored pencil. Can you tell I love a challenge? Yes the horse is HUGE.
While going through radiation earlier this year I finished a project I had started a year ago but with moving last year then finding out I had breast cancer I had put it away for a rainy day. Well here in East Texas we had plenty of “rainy days” therefore it got finished! And I was blessed with it being purchased as soon as I got finished with it.
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.
I have been working on this piece for the most part of a year but I admit I did get side tracked by the bird man, Alan Woollett, for his week long workshop; which by the way was fabulous, I made new friends from different areas plus had a ball!! Sorry Alan i still haven’t finished “the bird”, but I will!!!
I wanted to share some pictures of River Roses in progress and will be completed by Christmas. The painting is 11″ X 17″, on Stonehenge smooth paper, Prismacolor, Pablo, Polycromos and Luminance pencils. Hope you enjoy and the final picture will be posted by Christmas. By the way I have been told I never do anything simple!!!!
I finished this right before Christmas finishing it by using white gouache and a white gel pen to get the extreme highlights. I really love this piece because it has a story that leaves the viewer to walk upon the roses thrown in the river and make their own story as to why?
The reference photo is used by permission from my daughter, Tisha Clinkenbeard. Thank you Tisha for believing in me! Love you.
I have a limited edition glicees of RIVER ROSES for sale for $40. Image size is 10.75″ x 15.75″.