I was going to share my lunch outing today, but with low battery on camera, I couldn't zoom in the shot to be readable and computer refuses to allow me to crop... but then I thought I hadn't yet shared pictures from Canada, but these Stockbridge pictures in same folder seemed to need to be witnessed. I had heard that the reason Stockbridge was so famous for it's fall colors was because of it's Tanglewoods. I still don't know what a Tanglewood Tree is, I googled it and just discovered the famous fall music festivals of the area. The base of this tree shared was quite interesting, maybe it's a tanglewood. St Francis didn't speak up, he was stationed in the pines. Colors were quite spectacular though. I'll share some of Canada soon.
Began exhibiting prints and drawings in 1973. Studies under Naperville printmaker, Barbara A.Brien. Life mentor and teacher William Vose of Paw Paw, IL. Current member of Naperville Art League, La Grange Art League and Kendall Art Guild. Teacher of Art Appreciation in Yorkville School Districts. Teacher of children's art programs in Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, Newark, Somonauk, Oswego and Aurora schools and park districts.
Three courageous grown children. Resides in Yorkville,IL.with a menagerie of rescued companions.
Using my practice of quick poses in life drawing, I opportune to experiment with colors and differing line textures to recreate quickly the effects of light on the spiritual essence of the human form. My intention is to pull the viewer into following line, breathing with it's form, knowing it's actual beauty.
Books I've been reading
Joy of Love by Pope Francis
Artist Rules by Christine Valters Paintner
On Writing by Stephen King
Printmaking on a Budget by Mandy Bonnell and Stephen Mumberson
Gifts From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Moving On by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck