Mixed Media Artist

Posts tagged “drawing

Simply Exposed

Ballerina Fixes Her Hair

This is a 8″x10″ pen and ink drawing on stone paper. There is no border on the piece.

This work is available HERE

Usually, my art is not about simplicity. It is about layers, textures. It is about building and changing the image as I go.  I never worry about my initial drawing because it can/will be changed.  I am not a minimalist.

This is also apparent when you come into my house.

I am starting to get worried that one day the door bell will ring and one of those  Hoarder TV show camera crews will be standing on my door step.

Once I heard one of those hoarder specialists say that if you even have one junk drawer then you are on your way to being a hoarder…uh, oh.

I think that it is time to purge.  We need to get rid of stuff and we need to stop bringing stuff into the house that we don’t need or is basically, um … junk.  I am tired of trying to find a place for everything (hence the junk drawers…at least I am not sweeping the stuff under the rug…well, not yet anyway). It is making me ill. This stuff is toxic (most likely in more ways than one!)

This made me think about my process and how it has changed over the years.  I have slowed down, my paintings are taking longer  to complete.  I have not considered this when I question why have not produced as much this year when I had more time with Scarlett in school all day. I think that knowing I have more time has made me take more time when I am creating.

So, I am going to start doing  small pen and ink drawings ….not every day… I don’t need more pressure or rules to put on myself.  Maybe I will do more than one a day!  Who can say.  I do know that theses drawings are very hard for me. I feel so vunerable….exposed… here I am with out any of my magic tricks, with out all my distractions (those being the use of collage and colour).

hopefully I still look good naked … yikes ….here is ‘the full monty’ … ‘the minimalist monty’?  You know what I mean.

Enjoy!

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As Free As A Bird

as-free-as-a-birdsmJust a little mixed media painting I did today.  I am working on a larger painting, also with a bird cage.  I have been wanting to include this wire birdcage in a painting for quite awhile now and I finally got around to it.

SOLD


Notorious Blue

Here is the notorious blue pencil.


The Pink Tutu

This is a drawing of Imogen in her Tutu from my sketchbook.

When we were in Victoria we bought a fairy dress and a tutu for the girls and the night before we flew home we put some music on and let the kids dance around. I was laughing so hard at them all and the way Scarlett (2) was moving to the music. Then, if that wasn’t enough, my Mum put the Tutu on Matthew (2.5). It was so hilarious I was crying! He is such a boy and to see him dancing around in this delicate pink Tutu when he is anything BUT pink and delicate was so cute, but really funny as well.

Poor Matthew, I photographed and video taped the whole thing.

Oh well, when he gets older he can just blame us crazy women for making him wear it…

BUT I’ll let you in on a little secret: he was just dying to put that pink Tutu on!


Striped Jacket

New Painting of this great striped jacket inspired by Ralph Lauren. I wouldn’t be able to wear it and sit on my living room chair, I’d blend right in! Of course I had to add a yellow belt. I am really into the yellow accessories at the moment!

http://www.mariapacewynters.com