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Seedy Squirrel drawing completed

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Seedy Squirrel drawing completed

  Seedy Squirrel colored pencil drawing is completed and available for purchase in my shop. I drew this for the Colored Pencil Magazine's January 2017 Art Challenge (reference photo by Sally Robertson). Drawn on 10" x 14" Arches 140 lb. Hot Pressed, Acid-Free, Watercolor Paper with Prismacolor colored pencils. Drawing is signed and sprayed with Grumbacher Workable Fixative to prevent smudging. Arrives secured in a protective sleeve with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist and is ready to be framed to match your decor. Drawing time: 19 hours Satisfaction guaranteed. If you don't love it, please contact the artist within 7 days for information on how to...

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Squirrel - work in progress

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Squirrel - work in progress

  Colored Pencil Magazine has a monthly art challenge, which I recently discovered. The squirrel above (photo taken by Sally Robertson) is for the January Challenge. I am still a beginner when it comes to colored pencils. I've used them to draw my Christmas cards, but not much else. I'm looking forward to participating in this art challenge every month to get more familiar with different techniques. The photo below shows the beginning stages of my drawing, about 3 hours of work. The major part of the beginning stages is measuring and getting the basics down on paper with the correct...

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Happy New Year 2015!

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  Happy New Year 2015! Resolutions, goal setting, words of the year are all being pondered upon. Some have it all figured out. Others are still contemplating how they want to play their future year. And, some don't even think about those sorts of things. My word for 2015 is create. And, to start things off this first day of the new year, above is my first completed drawing of 2015. A simple colored pencil & ink drawing to start the creative flow. I will delve deeper into my 2015 intentions in a future post. For now, enjoy the possibilities of...

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Freebie Friday

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  Hi Friends!  Let me help you nurture yourself this year.  I will be posting free digital downloads throughout the year.  Click on the photo above to get your Freebie Friday free digital download. This week is a collage of colorful art supplies to inspire you.  Perfect size for your Facebook Cover Photo.   "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." ~Twyla Tharp   If you missed previous free digital downloads, please click here.  

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2013 - Year in Review

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My word for 2013 was "Perform".  Perform in the sense of action.  I, no doubt, had a lot of action this year.  I built my website, put products for sale via Etsy, Fine Art America, Zazzle and created my own online store for my website. I ventured into acrylic painting, creating four pieces of art.  Two small 8" x 10 paintings and two large 18" x 24" paintings.  I tried  new crayons that are water-soluble and drew an elephant with graphite and charcoal. I entered into a couple of contests, Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search and Light, Time, Space -...

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