Interesting piece of garbage. Parts of a child's bike? Looks pretty old, wondered how long it's been in the river. Grateful to run into the Great Blue Heron. When I approached he crossed to other bank further south. Tried to get some shots in flight, but camera does not adjust quickly in close up mode. By the time I got across the river from it again, a fisherman came down and the heron headed back up to north end of bank, where I run into him originally. The river although beautiful was also somewhat disappointing. I had spent one winter walking the same banks clearing garbage each day. There is so much litter on the banks again. So many bait buckets and fishing lines to get tangled in. Dozens of plastic bottles and alcohol containers. One trip this year I had asked an acquaintance for help freeing a mourning dove knotted up in fishing line as I don't carry a knife. It's mate stuck by it although it could only move about ten inches from the branch the line was tangled to. Respect for Mother Earth is seriously lacking. I need to focus on the heron...
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