August 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm (art news, pencil, pencil on paper, watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, arts, ashmen, beautiful, brick, building, center, church, collingswood, competition, contest, door, ink, interior, jen, life, NJ, paint, painter, painting, patco, pencil, perkins, rendering, sky, station, ticket, train, tree, turn, watercolor, window, yellow
Every August, Perkins Center for the Arts hosts a rendering contest. A building in Collingswood, NJ is chosen to be drawn. This is the third year I’ve participated in the competition. I am very thankful for this yearly opportunity to publicly paint with other artists in the area.
The first year (2008), I made this painting of a church on Haddon Avenue. Last year, the chosen building was the Collingswood PATCO station. My pencil rendering of its interior received second place.
Tickets, Please. Graphite on paper. 9″x12.”
Framed and ready to hang: $175.00
This year’s building was the Perkins Center for the Arts. I chose to work in the watercolor and ink pen style I’ve been experimenting with all summer. Yesterday, my piece won first place in the painting category.
Perky. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 8.5″ x5.”
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July 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm (pencil on paper)
Tags: apartment, art, artist, bedroom, closet, draw, drawing, dresser, eight ball, graphite, lamp, life, light, lighting, paper, pencil, picture, shade, smudge, stuff
Graphite on paper.
Such a little room meant so much. I wonder what it is doing now.
July 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm (pencil on paper)
Tags: Anne, art, artist, copy, Dean's, draw, drawing, fairytale, Grahame Johnstone, graphite, illustrate, illustration, illustrator, Janet, life, little red, paper, pencil, riding hood, study, wolf, yellow
I am in the process of copying the works of Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone. Before I move on to watercolors, I am studying some of their images in pencil. This helps me get a feel for the illustrations. The following image is from Dean’s Book of Fairy Tales, illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone:
Here is my graphite study of the above illustration:
Unfortunately, the two drawings are not the same. The skull is more evident in my copy. Also, the weight distribution is more natural in the original. Over the next few weeks, I hope less of my style shows through when copying their gorgeous depictions.
April 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm (pencil on paper)
Tags: art, artist, drawing, eyes, graphite, hair, life, lips, me, notebook, paper, pencil, portrait, self portrait, shirt, sketchbook
Self portraits have never been my forte. Here’s a quick one I drew yesterday.
January 19, 2009 at 4:17 pm (pencil, pencil on paper)
Tags: art, artist, cement, chick, dramatic, drawing, dynamic, glove, graphite, letter, life, light switch, painter, paper, shadow, sneaker, string, tape, trompe l'oei, value, wall, white
I like the look of the cement. And look! There’s my sneaker. How adoroable.
White on White on Beige. Graphite on Paper. 24″x18″. 2002.
December 24, 2008 at 3:21 pm (pencil, pencil on paper)
Tags: art, artist, ashmen, background, black, bowl, dark, draw, drawing, eraser, fabric, flower, graphite, jen, lily, orchid, paper, pencil, shadow, table, urn, vase, white
This is a still life done in graphite pencil on an 18″x24″ piece of paper.
August 18, 2008 at 5:21 pm (pencil on paper)
Tags: art, artist, ballerina, ballet, bomb, burlesque, cherry, corset, dance, draw, drawing, girl, graphite, hair, life, painter, paper, pencil, portrait, pretty, profile, shoes, tutu, woman
I haven’t been posting, but I have been creating. Get ready for an action packed week of new art. This drawing is from Dr. Sketchy’s. I’ll go more into that tomorrow. The model’s name is “Cherry Bomb.”
Burlesque Ballerina. Graphite on paper. 14″x11″.