MIchigan Colored Pencil 2017

Love Birds (left)   Three Sunflowers (right)
© Barbara Goodsitt

I have two pieces that were selected for a juried exhibit, Michigan Colored Pencil 2017, at the Padzieski Gallery in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MI. The reception is Thursday, October 19 at 6 PM. The exhibit runs from Oct. 12 - Nov. 9. Both pieces are colored pencil and solvent. Love Birds was done on heavy acid free illustration board. Three Sunflowers was done on Stonehenge drawing paper

 I relish making art with vivid color.  Animals, flowers, landscapes, musical instruments, and food are my favorite subjects.  The process of creating and executing a piece is joyful and meditative.  Collectors who have my work  have  told me that looking at my work makes them happy.  That is a very rewarding thing to hear.


Online Art Show

Please check out this online Colored Pencil Society of America art show.  I am pleased to have 4 pieces included.

A Blog Award

I was recently notified that my blog had been included in the top 25 colored pencil blogs on the planet.  I am very honored to be included with such outstanding artists, and would like to Thank you Anuj Agarwal, founder of Feedspot.



Drawing in Color at Washtenaw Community College Starts September 5

Improve your drawing techniques and stimulate creativity.

Using professonal grade colored pencils, water-soluble color pencils, graphite, pastels and other media, we will explore color theory and its application. A combination of demonstration, one on one guidance, and individual studio time will help to improve participant technique and stimulate creativity. An optional class critique will be available for learners who wish to participate.

This class runs for 8 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 - 8:45. 

You can register online at or call 734-677-5060.


Detroit Artists Market

I recently joined the Detroit Artists Market and I have some work in the upcoming 100 Bucks Show, where collectors can pick up nice art at a reasonable price.  This exhibit runs from July 28 through
 August 26th, 4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI.  Open Tuesdays thru Saturdays 11AM - 6 PM.

People can take their purchases home with them from this show instead of waiting until the end of the show. The work is hopefully start "disappearing" from the opening night on!


Upcoming Classes - Drawing in Color

UPDATE: This class is filled with a waiting list.  Thank you to all of my students!

Student with art  (pastel and colored pencil)

I will begin teaching a new session of Drawing in Color at Washtenaw Community College - Community Enrichment, Starting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for 8 weeks, 6:15 PM- 8:45 PM
Using professional-grade colored pencils, water-soluble colored pencils, graphite, pastels and other media, we will explore color theory and its application. A combination of demonstration, one-on-one guidance and individual studio time will help improve your technique and stimulate creativity. Beginning students will have structured lessons. Advanced and continuing students will have one-on-one instruction & studio time. An optional class critique will be available.