Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday Evening

I recently acquired an A4 size Moleskine so that I could work on a larger surface. I am disappointed with the results. The paper is completely different in color and texture than the buttery soft, coated paper that my pencil is used to gliding over in the smaller size Moleskines. I struggled to achieve tonal range and the texture I was looking for. Nevertheless, I decided to finish the still life I had started.

Amendment: I should probably clarify...I am disappointed with the inconsistency of the paper, but I am actually pleased with the results of the finished still life. This one is also for sale, and will be featured in an upcoming show. Email me if you are interested in purchasing the finished piece. It measures 6.25" X 9.25".

Monday, September 14, 2009

river rocks

The 2nd Annual smART show at the Flat Iron Art Building in Chicago was a great success this past weekend. This was my very first time showing my fine art, and I ended up selling 5 drawings. I had a great time and met so many wonderful artists, all with unique styles all their own. I hope to participate in the Holiday smART show show this year. I will post a few photos from this weekend's event when I empty my camera.

I was so inspired to keep drawing, I came home last night and drew river rocks.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

getting ready....

I am spending the week framing my artwork for the smART show in Chicago this weekend. The batteries for my camera are bad, so here is a little snapshot I took with my computer. I will take photos at the show, but if you are in town, I hope you will stop by and say hello!