Monday, October 18, 2010

I find rocks to be really hard to draw.  I'm never quite satisfied with the texture or tone.  I drew these rock (boulders really) from our visit to Cannon Beach in Oregon.  These are not actually new.  I drew these before I decided to go back to college to get an art degree.  I'm sure you can see why I needed more instruction.  But before you think I'm being self-deprecating, I always think I need more instruction.  There's very little in this world that I'm not interested in and want to learn about.  I hope that I won't ever stop wanting to know more.  I think that is one of my better assets.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Something that makes me smile

Something that makes me smile is remembering this first time that Papa got to take a nap with our first and only grandson.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I Have a Praise!

Recently I convinced the homeschool group where I teach art to submit projects to the art contest at the state fair.  I am pleased and more than just a little proud that every one of my students (4 students) won ribbons.  Out of the 10 student projects submitted, they got 8 ribbons, 4 blue, 3 red and 1 white.  I have no new drawings to post today.  Today is dedicated to my students who have worked hard and reaped those rewards!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Here is a recent sketch I did with Fall symbolism.  I'm afraid the scan is pretty bad.  This is a preparatory sketch for another large art project at school.  Critique and comments are welcome.