Monday, November 29, 2010

Espresso with Lemon

This is another small piece for the holiday small picture show at DeBlois Gallery. I sold the Chinese Tea on opening night and this is the replacement. This is actually a very tiny tea cup that was part of my mother in law's cup collection in which I inherited. With the sun shining on the espresso it almost looks like tea. This piece was worked on plate bristol board and its a little bit difficult to add many layers to the smooth surface.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chinese Tea

Here is my second drawing. I loved drawing the tea cup from this unique vantage point and popped the tea bag inside the cup a for more interesting composition. Onto the next.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good Fortune

I'm working on a series of small drawings (4 1/2 x 4 1/2") for a holiday small picture show. This is the first of four. When you see the next, you can guess my theme! Sometimes its fun to work small and finish a drawing quickly!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

High School Art Class Visit

This morning I was fortunate to have two art classes from Cranston East High School in RI visit my studio with their teacher Alice Gebhart to learn more about colored pencil because they are using colored pencils in art class. I explained about my process, how I sometimes combine mediums and showed examples of my artwork. I found the students to be very inspiring, they asked so many really good questions that made ME think about my art and my goals and also to remember when I was a student thinking about college and pursuing a career in art. It also made me wonder if I would have enjoyed teaching art in school. I would love to inspire students and help them find direction in art.