Blog — Drawings

Sketches

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Sketches

I've fallen in love with drawing portraits with my ball point pens. I like the final result. I like the shading. I like how they look. Now I need your input. Do you like them? Would you like to have your portrait drawn in this style with this medium? Your input is valuable to me. What are your thoughts? Send...

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From Life

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From Life

  Have you ever had your portrait drawn or painted? It's a fun experience. I enjoy drawing portraits from life. A good example of this is my portrait of Mike. He was in town for a few hours and stopped by to visit my husband. I asked him to sit for me. I wanted to draw his portrait. He sat...

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Practice, Practice, Practice

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Practice, Practice, Practice

My art teacher consistently reminded me to focus on form and detail, to take my time, and practice, practice, practice. If I did these things I would produce beautiful portraits. In these three works the same model is used. The first is a pencil sketch of the models. This is a rough sketch. (I love these as much as I...

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Happy Birthday! - April 17th

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Happy Birthday! - April 17th

It's a special day for the people of Connecticut! Why? The Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) became the official state flower on this day back in 1907. This floral beauty is an evergreen plant with clusters of delicate flowers. A bit of American floral history... The first official flower on record was adopted in 1893 by the people of Oklahoma. At...

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The Call that Changed My Life

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The Call that Changed My Life

It was a dark time for me. My first marriage was ending, and I was alone with my senior dog and guinea pig. My ex was pursuing divorce, and my heart was broken. A few months earlier I had launched my first website featuring my America's Favorite Flowers© botanical illustrations of our nation's state flowers, our capital flower and our...

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