It is certainly an honor to be included in Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures IV! Over 800 entries from all over the world and only 120 entries were accepted for publication! You may purchase the book at AnnKullberg.com plus past copies of her magazine and drawing kits to get started with colored pencil!
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.