Much of my recent still life drawing uses the stuff of everyday life. I want to share the delight I take in these mundane household objects with the hope that we can see our modern world in a fresh light. Beauty which we can appreciate every day will touch us more often and I believe that happiness lies in contentment with these humble pleasures rather than in the pursuit of rarer delights...
...although I wouldn't say "No" to a free trip to Hawaii
Before Fall 2001, my only real experience of colored pencil art had been the long weeks I spent obsessing over a kid's coloring book... when I should have been obsessing over the final exams for my Classics Degree. But now, a decade (or so...) later, I'm beginning to think maybe I'd been onto something all those years ago.
This year I have been having great fun studying oil painting. The rich, creamy paint is such a joy to work with, and I have to rely on my dog's insistence on snacktime to drag me from the easel.