Cold walk back again to the greenhouse today, thought some ornaments would be easier to draw with my minimal time allotment. The smile on the tortoise enamored me. Wanted to take him home. Maybe I'll need to spend some time sketching Jack, my son's Asian tortoise of whom I guardian. Had hoped years ago to create a summer outdoor pond for him. Suppose when little grandson Fyo takes an interest in Jack, he may go home to his rightful owner. Certainly Jack will outlive me. But then of course I will need to buy or create my own garden tortoise replica. The heron statue in same display at Schaefer's has a much more appropriate background.
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