A New Landscape

I have a new landscape on my drawing board. My intention is to have fun, play with unusual colors, and keep it light and playful.

© Barbara Goodsitt


Ann Arbor Women Artists

This season is a busy time for me, teaching and serving as President of Ann Arbor Women Artists.

Ann Arbor Women Artists is a very active arts organization with a headquarters that houses studios, classes, programs, and social events. We offer our members exhibition opportunities at various places in Ann Arbor,  including all Sweetwaters Coffee Houses, Esquire Interiors (an interior design center), the NEW Center (offices for local nonprofit groups), The Women's Center, and the Community Television Network studios. We hold 2-3 juried art shows, artist's workshops and artist's demonstrations.  This group is now open to artists of all genders, but the tradition of being a women's group that nurtures women in the arts continues to be our mission.

We offer a Speakers Program which is a series of lectures by artists, curators and art educators. Here is our schedule for the upcoming season:

Join us !


City Club Art Show

I will be showing my art with several other artists who specialize in colored pencil at the Ann Arbor City Club in September and October.

I was recently asked to write about my art for a local Colored Pencil Society Assoc. Newsletter. Here are some of my thoughts:

My favorite subjects for my colored pencil art are still lifes of produce and flowers. I love the beautiful colors and shapes of produce, and feel grateful for the plentiful bounty of food we have in our country.  There may be other subconscious reasons why I enjoy rendering produce. My husband and I became (mostly) vegetarian many years ago and we have a positive attitude towards fruits and veggies. Also, my late father became a vegetable farmer in his "retirement".   Sometimes I think he might be guiding me to draw vegetables.

I also enjoy drawing Mandalas which are guided by spiritual feelings. They are usually somewhat abstracted circular drawings with symbols, colors, and  patterns.  I combined these two favorite styles when I did a series of produce in circular glass bowls. I have those on my website and also on my Twitter page. I like to work with a circular overlapping stroke most of the time. I occasionally use watercolor pencils, solvents or the Icarus heated drawing board with my colored pencils.