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5 Day Art Challenge – Day 4


Day 4 I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges. #1 I was … Continue reading

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Thursday Drawing – Grand Slam #1


Today I was finally able to start on my new Thursdays Drawing, as revealed earlier last week in a sketch. Grand Slam – #1 (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.  I finally decided to use three types of … Continue reading

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5-Day Art Challenge – Day 3


#1 I was tagged to do a 3-pieces of art a day for 5-days, Art Challenge, by Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist.  Tim is an incredible artist, you will enjoy what you find at his blog.  I decided to … Continue reading

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5-Day Art Challenge – Day 2


I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges. #1 I was tagged to … Continue reading

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5-Day Art Challenge – Day 1


I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges. #1 I was tagged to … Continue reading

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Old Monk 2 – charcoal drawing


A monks face sometimes hold clues to burden of prayer they carry around where ever they may be – it’s the expression, the haunting eyes and slackened face muscles that has me curious.  What is it they feel and think … Continue reading

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Sketch for Drawing Project – Grand Slam, charcoal


It takes me a while to select a scene for my Thursdays Drawings, I actually had five to select from for next week but something in me said, wait there’s one more to look at.  Well one thing led to … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds – Pictorial of Drawing Process


For Thursdays Drawing you’ll find the pictorial showing the drawing stages of Storm Clouds (9×12), charcoal on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.  The subject was chosen for this drawing project because of the complex cloud structures and as an experiment I wanted … Continue reading

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Trail Blazer, charcoal


Little fact o   .   .   .   Did you know that US Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was a cowgirl at heart?  In 2002 Justice O’Connor was inducted as a Cowgirl Honoree at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.  … Continue reading

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Little Girl, charcoal


Children are interesting characters to draw and I’ve wanted to capture this little girl for a while now and finally decided to give her a try ~ Little Girl (12×9) is a charcoal drawing on Strathmore Drawing paper using vine … Continue reading

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