So I would love to share with you a sampling of my artwork, what I have managed to accomplish before the adventure of starting a family, and what I look forward to engaging in once that chapter has come to a close.
Colored pencil with gold leafing, approx. 11" x 11." I took this photo of it before framing it to avoid any extra glare I would get off the glass. As it is, it was very hard to photograph with the reflective gold leaf. This piece, I am happy to say, sold. It means someone loved the very unique blend of pencil and gold leafing in the same piece.
Watercolor and a touch of pastel, 22" x 30." This piece almost sold several times. I'm glad to still have it, because it is extremely inspiring.
This is a simple charcoal sketch. Approx. 3" x 6 1/2." It's the simple ones that have such a special charm about them.
Another one of the same dimensions. So fun.
This was one of my commissions. Approx. 12" x 12" if memory serves (I don't have access to my information, which is packed away.)
Colored pencil. Approx. 9" x 12" Loved this piece...it sold too. It's a happy thing and a sad thing to see your work sell. Weird, I know.
This was one of my commissions as well. A watercolor, 18" x 24."
I had so much fun doing this pen and ink. It's about 4" x 4."
This one is my last serious watercolor painting, 18" x 24." It was inspired by an Arizona Highways Magazine photo. Since the composition and subject matter are too close to the photograph, I would never try to sell it. Even though I pumped up the color to a high degree and interpreted the texture myself, it is still too close and would probably violate copyright laws. So (exaggerated sigh...), I have to keep it for my own viewing pleasure.
Doing the sketchbook project will be a welcome change of pace. A return to my creative side. And during my parenting years, I will pass along as best I can, a love of artwork.