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A Little Sketch of the Model - original charcoal portrait drawing

A LITTLE SKETCH OF THE MODEL - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL PORTRAIT DRAWING

I absolutely love to work in black and white, especially when drawing from life. I did this drawing using a General's Peel and Sketch...

Looky What I Got Yesterday!

LOOKY WHAT I GOT YESTERDAY!

I splurged a little and bought several CrayPas Specialists, some Caran d'Ache Neopastels and a few of my usual Senneliers. So exciting...

 
 
 
Reluctant Vera - original oil portrait sk

RELUCTANT VERA - ORIGINAL OIL PORTRAIT SK

Here's one from a drawing group where the model didn't show, and in those cases, everybody takes a turn as the model - or most everybody,...

Ready for Night - original pastel pencil portrait drawing

READY FOR NIGHT - ORIGINAL PASTEL PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING

Here's a pastel pencil drawing that I did some time ago, using a very limited palette of Caran d'Ache pencils. At that time, I only...

 
 
 
Guitar Practice - original graphite portrait drawing

GUITAR PRACTICE - ORIGINAL GRAPHITE PORTRAIT DRAWING

Although I hardly ever use graphite, I had a great time doing this one on Strathmore marker paper that I had to buy for a landscape...

Maiko - original oil pastel portrait of a maiko

MAIKO - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT OF A MAIKO

I love drawing geisha and maiko. This interest began with a drawing group I attended years ago where there was a model from Japan who...

 
 
 
Feather Earrings - original oil pastel portrait

FEATHER EARRINGS - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

ONE OF MY DRAWINGS WAS ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBITION IN THE CATHARINE LORILLARD WOLFE ONLINE SHOW IN OCTOBER I was trying to work with neutrals...

Nude on Black Paper - original oil pastel nude

NUDE ON BLACK PAPER - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL NUDE

Ever since my college days where I first encountered life drawing classes, drawing nudes has been my very favorite art thing - could...

 
 
 
The Flamenco Dancer in Profile - original oil pastel portrait

THE FLAMENCO DANCER IN PROFILE - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

I started this portrait a few months ago, painted most of the pose, then put it where I passed by several times a day, but sort of...

Scribbled Dancers - original ink figurative drawing

SCRIBBLED DANCERS - ORIGINAL INK FIGURATIVE DRAWING

I was watching a movie and this couple was dancing and I just had to draw them. This was one of those times when drawing from memory...

 
 
 
Little Landscape - original small oil landscape painting

LITTLE LANDSCAPE - ORIGINAL SMALL OIL LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Okay - not really my thing, but was out at the park, sooo.. .. The canvas is 5 x 4", and that makes it easier. It's been way above...

Lilia Looking Back - original oil pastel portrait

LILIA LOOKING BACK - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Not a pose she could hold for the usual 20 minutes at a time, but little by little we got it done. For this one, I used Pastel Premier...

 
 
 
Lost in the Tango - original oil figurative painting

LOST IN THE TANGO - ORIGINAL OIL FIGURATIVE PAINTING

My little dancers are back and wasting no time! I tried a more blue background on this painting, with bits of green. I love the way...

Sketch of Mei as a Maiko - original charcoal and white drawing

SKETCH OF MEI AS A MAIKO - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL AND WHITE DRAWING

A several month old sketch of Mei, who has posed before as a geisha/maiko, drawn with charcoal and white pencil on Mi-Teintes paper....

 
 
 
Drawing of the Model on Black Paper - original oil pastel portrait

DRAWING OF THE MODEL ON BLACK PAPER - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

It seems like forever since I've posted but I've been working on lots of art - have even done some printmaking with a few monotypes...

Sketch of the Model in a Black Robe - original oil pastel figurative

SKETCH OF THE MODEL IN A BLACK ROBE - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL FIGURATIVE

I love when the model is just relaxing - not worrying about maintaining a pose - and waiting until the break is over. This 11 x 10"...

 
 
 
Ballerina Sketch - original figurative charcoal drawing

BALLERINA SKETCH - ORIGINAL FIGURATIVE CHARCOAL DRAWING

I love dancers - whether ballet, tango, country - they are my favorites to draw and paint! This pensive little dancer was a dream to...

Sketch of the Seated Model - original oil pastel and charcoal figurative

SKETCH OF THE SEATED MODEL - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL AND CHARCOAL FIGURATIVE

I have made and destroyed so many drawings and paintings over the last several weeks - probably in my continuing quest for ways to...

 
 
 
Sketch of Libby - oil pastel portrait drawing

SKETCH OF LIBBY - OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT DRAWING

On Colourfix 16 x 12" smooth pastel paper, my usual lament - not enough time. Actually, though, I think since I'm a devout over-worker,...

Red Hat - original oil pastel portrait

RED HAT - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Here's one that I did on 12 x 9" grey Pastelbord. Great model - didn't get to finish it, though, before the time was up, but I am happy...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Contemporary Colorado Landscape Painting, Fine Art Oil Painting “Patch of...

Contemporary Colorado Landscape Painting, Fine Art Oil Painting “Patch of Sun” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

One little window opening in a storm can create such amazing dramatic moments. Sometimes the sunshine only lasts seconds before the clouds close up again. Other times it rolls... Read more ...

Contemporary Expressionist Still Life Fine Art Painting "Summer's Last...

Contemporary Expressionist Still Life Fine Art Painting "Summer's Last Blooms" by Oklahoma Artist Nancy Junkin

Contemporary Still Life Painting 16"x20"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Fine Art Print, Tree Art , Abstract Landscape "Good Fortune" by Colorado...

Fine Art Print, Tree Art , Abstract Landscape "Good Fortune" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

Fine Art Prints in Various Sizes and Substrates are Available HERE Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Expressionist Painting “VISITING THE CITY SUMMER...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Expressionist Painting “VISITING THE CITY SUMMER GARDEN” by Abstract Artist Pamela Fowler Lordi

24"x24"x1.5" Mixed Media on Cradled Panel/Available $525 Read more ...

Street Scene, Cityscape, Rainy City, Fine Art Oil Painting, Umbrellas ”Wet...

Street Scene, Cityscape, Rainy City, Fine Art Oil Painting, Umbrellas ”Wet Winter Day” Texas Artist, Debra Hurd

FINE ART PRINTS OF THIS PIECE ARE AVAILABLE HERE Commissions Welcome Learn more about commissioning a painting HERE . Visit to Read more ...

Space Landscape, Abstract Painting, Mixed Media, Contemporary Art "The Way...

Space Landscape, Abstract Painting, Mixed Media, Contemporary Art "The Way" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Astrophysics and science fiction come together in my imagination. When I close my eyes at night this is what I see, beautifully vibrant and colorful swirling energy clouds and... Read more ...

Contemporary Colorado Landscape Painting, Fine Art Oil Painting “Patch of...

Contemporary Colorado Landscape Painting, Fine Art Oil Painting “Patch of Sun” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

One little window opening in a storm can create such amazing dramatic moments. Sometimes the sunshine only lasts seconds before the clouds close up again. Other times it rolls... Read more ...

Contemporary Geometric Abstract Painting “Rodeo Drive” by Contemporary New...

Contemporary Geometric Abstract Painting “Rodeo Drive” by Contemporary New Orleans Artist Lou Jordan

16"x16"x2" Watercolor on Yupo on Panel/Available Read more ...

MTRL Kyoto / Fumihiko Sano

MTRL Kyoto / Fumihiko Sano

Fumihiko Sano Location: Kyoto, Japan Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Nobutada Omote, Yosuke Tanaka Area: 386.0 m2 Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Painting'"Flutter and Fly" by Contemporary...

Original Contemporary Abstract Painting'"Flutter and Fly" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

Butterfly and Dragonfly-two of my favorite images are on the painting, floating airily over the bright colors. The golden squares and spiral complement the design of the work... Read more ...