Year of Resistance 2017, Artists Moved to Action

This is a poster for the March 10th book launch of "Year of Resistance 2017: Artists Moved to Action".  I have a page in the this book. It was created in collaboration between three women's artist organizations in southeastern Michigan.


Recent Work

Here are two  new pieces. Twilight Interior is a painting done in acrylic. I enjoy working with brushes and paint very much. I wanted to show the way light illuminated the whole interior and the still life.

Red Boat in a Lake was created as a lesson about drawing water for my students.  I was happy with the way it turned out and may exhibit this one in the future. I applied many of layers of colors in order to render the water.  The colors were blended with solvents, then I added more color and burnished with white pencils.

Twilight Interior - acrylic

Red Boat in a Lake - Colored Pencil


Pet Portraits

©Barbara Goodsitt
©Barbara Goodsitt
I am occasionally asked to do a pet portrait. I am very fond of animals, and love to do these portraits.


Fruit Line Up

Fruit Line Up ©Barbara Goodsitt

I am using this as an exercise for my drawing students. Slowly build up lighter colors over the darker colors that are put down first. I encourage using sharp pencils and light pressure to preserve the tooth of the paper. Colored pencils are translucent and can create beautiful colors by layering.  Shadows were added using violet.

Here are photos of the drawing as it developed. Click on the pictures to enlarge!


Colorful Ribbon

© Barbara Goodsitt

A friend wrote a beautiful thought: "What if you made your whole life a beautiful adventure?"
Here is a new exercise creating color gradients for my class this session.  If you live your life in full color, the colors would change as you travel through different passages.


Drawing in Color: an 8 week course at WCC

There are a few spots left in my class Drawing in Color, offered at WCC in the Community Enrichment division.

Explore color theory and its application while using professional-grade colored pencils, water-soluble colored pencils, graphite, pastels and other media. A combination of demonstration, one-on-one guidance and individual studio time will help improve your technique and stimulate creativity. An optional class critique will be available. All levels are welcome. Beginners will learn basic techniques and color mixing. Those with more experience will do individual projects and have trainer input available at every class.
Call 734-677-5060  Click here for more information and to register


2-DAY Colored Pencil Drawing Workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Student Sha Liu
 with her artwork

December 5 & 6 1-4 PM Create beautiful art from the point of a pencil. Experience the rich textures, sharp values and vivid compositions possible through the dynamic medium of colored pencils. This 2-day workshop introduces a variety of techniques including underpainting, solvents and burnishing. Previous drawing experience helpful, but not necessary.Click here to register online https://apm.activecommunities.com/…/colored-pencil-dr…/46440