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 pan pastel 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


Honorable Mention Award

© Barbara Goodsitt
I want to thank Juror Bruce Winslow (former director of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland Center for the Arts) who selected my mixed media piece "Fair and Square" for Honorable Mention in the AAWA Fall Juried Exhibition.


Northville Art House: Small Works Juried All - Media Exhibition

I will be exhibiting several pieces of art in this show. 
Northville Art House is located at 
215 West Cady Street
Northvile Michigan