THE TEACHING ARTIST

I'M AN ARTIST AND AN ART TEACHER.    I WILL SHARE MY ARTWORK ON THIS BLOG AS WELL AS ANECDOTES OF MY 17 YEARS OF TEACHING KIDS.  DRAWING WAS ALWAYS A PART OF MY LIFE FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.  I LEARNED TO DRAW OBJECTS WELL, AND I APPRECIATED GOOD DRAFTING AND REALISTIC REPRESENTATION.  I TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO DRAW NOT HOW TO MAKE MASKS OUT OF FEATHERS AND GLITTER.  TEACHING OTHERS TO "DRAW WHAT THEY SEE" HAS HELPED ME HONE MY OWN DRAWING SKILLS.  IT SOMETIMES TAKES US ARTISTS A WHILE TO CALL OURSELVES "ARTISTS", BUT OVER TIME, I'VE BECOME COMFORTABLE LABELING MYSELF AS SUCH, WHICH FEELS WONDERFUL.  I'M PROUD OF THIS GIFT AND FOR THE ABILITY TO TEACH THAT SKILL TO OTHERS.

 

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My Golden Retriever is named George and he is as sweet as any flower. This painting is for him.


This began as a watercolor painting of the flower motifs before arranging then into a pattern. I morphed it into a more vibrant colorway, and added a layer of leaves and bulbs beneath it to create depth. It's earthy, don't you think?

This was the original.

Updated: Sep 22, 2018


Marilyn Monroe gone Disney-ish Aurora. Colored Pencil. Explanation below.