Time to get busy and be creative. 2020 wasn't a good year due to the virus. I lost two classmates to the virus and I've stayed in since March. On the brighter side of 2020, I've drawn and painted more than ever. I've enjoyed doing every piece of work. I added a new tool to the box, my IPad. I particiapted in one on line workshop and I loved it. I've worked more with my acrylics and I'm loving them. So I'm ready for 2021, I pray the Covid Virus will soon not be the threat it is now to our lives and we can all get back to what was "normal" !
I love to draw! No surprise, I'm an artist. I've been drawing all my life, This last two weeks I have been drawing Christmas Commissions in charcoal on toned paper. I've been doing a lot of paintings this year so to do some drawings was a welcomed treat. There is something about mark making, the sound and feel of the pencil going across the paper or surface. If you draw something or someone, you really get to know your subject matter. You simply take the time to study every inch of it or them, not many people ever take the time to study our world like an artist does.
Now, if I had the money and the space, I'd do etchings, I've had a few classes in intaglio and relief printing and loved every minute. Maybe in another life-time!
I finished the drawings today and I'll start painting a new commission tomorrow. I so enjoyed doing them and I think they look great!
and I've had a few "1st" for me as an artist in 2020.
I've learned to draw on my iPad at a satisfactory level, that I will continue with.
I took two Art Online Workshops and learned so much, I'll do it again,
For the first time, I've had people wearing my artwork on their faces, as masks.
I was asked to paint an ornament for the "Tennessee County Ornament Project".
And we still have one more month to go in 2020!
I hate the virus is here but we deal with it the best we can.
I will thank the Lord because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17:
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!
I hope everyone has a safe and healthy Thanksgiving this year.
In December the Tennessee Residence hosts tours displaying ornaments highlighting each county. It has been several years since the original ornaments were commissioned, I believe Debbie Schmidt painting the last one in 2012. This year they decided to refresh the collection. They asked me to participant in the Tennessee County Ornament Project 2020. Houston County has so much going for it, it was hard to decide what to feature. I picked the Lime Kiln & Quarry, the Danville Elevator in Kentucky Lake and the Magnolia Swimming Hole since it was recently picked one of the tope 10 swimming holes in Tennessee. I mailed it yesterday.
Here is the link to my page:
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I wanted better lighting so I moved my studio to where I am now. I'm pretty happy with that decision. Above is then, below is now!
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.