classes

6/30/09

PET PORTRAITS



Look at that face!
This is a colored pencil dog portrait 11" x 14" on Stonehenge Paper.

The 4th of July is hard on my dog. He has developed a great big sound phobia because of all the firecrackers. Between the 4th, thunderstorms and all of the heat, his walks have been few and far between.

6/18/09

University of Wisconsin Art Professor Steven Feren showed a group of Wisconsin Alumni around the new Glass Lab and Metal Foundry in Madison, Wisconsin. I was priviledged to be part of the group. We were also accompanied by painting prof Derrick Buisch.


Professor Feren is a sculptor who now works primarily in glass. Among his public art work projects are some wonderful celebratory pieces leading to the front of the neighboring Kohl Center in Madison.




Inside the Kohl Center you can find some amazing glass art work by Dale Chihuly, also a Univerisity of Wisconsin art graduate.

I want to express a big thank you to our friends Herman Baumann and Kay Schwichtenberg for arranging this great tour.

6/8/09

This is my rendering of a colored pencil exercise that I taught in my colored pencil class this session. It is based on an exercise in a wonderful book by Anne Flood.

Quote:
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill