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I love art! I am a self-taught artist living in Maryland. I am one of the many artists who spent a childhood doing art and then it got pushed to the back burner as life took over. I am not happy when my art is on the back burner! Things have changed! I am extremely happy to say that as of this writing January 2016, I am a full-time artist. I am living my dream! I work mostly in pastels and colored pencil, but also plan to revisit some of my old favorites -- charcoal and ink. Maybe I'll even combine some of my favorite mediums or try some new ones. I've got big plans! I hope that you'll follow along on my art adventure!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Latest Work - Play with Me

Just finished this little guy.  I always do the eyes first.  I loved having those big brown eyes looking back at me while I worked!  This piece is 8 x 10  and done in colored pencil on green Ampersand Pastelbord.  That is becoming more of my favorite with each new piece I do.  He is up for auction on Daily Paintworks and prints will be available soon in my Fine Art America shop.  I've also included a few shots while he was still on the drawing board below.

Play With Me

8 x 10 - colored pencil

Just a few minutes into color after sketching it out with white charcoal pencil.  As you can see,  I originally planned to have him in the grass and the sidewalk behind him, but changed my mind and reversed it.  I know you're supposed to do the background first in colored pencil.  Occasionally, I actually do that, but not too often.  I 'm always too anxious to get to the fun part!  Of course, then when you finally get to the background, you live in fear of messing things up!  One day I'm going to get burned doing it this way, but so far so good!

Here he is mostly done and waiting for some grass and sidewalk.

This last shot was basically finished, just a few last tweaks and a signature to go.  Gotta remember to take more pictures in process next time.  I get too involved and forget!

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