“The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of mankind.” Kurt Chambers, author of children’s books.

This is happiness

( Gesso and Stabilo pencil with acrylic in Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal)

This is a study in values for Let’s Face It 2017 with Kara Bullock.

I used a model from Pixabay.com, a site with thousands of photographs that are all copyright free.  This painting is part of a series of charcoal sketches completed for the online course I am taking this year.

It’s always fun to try new mediums and charcoal is definitely a recent discovery.  So much can be done with charcoal including mixing it with other mediums.

I especially like the effect of charcoal on a coloured background such as in the Strathmore Toned Tan Sketchbook.

As the year continues and I follow along in my online class, I am sure there will be more interesting discoveries.

What discoveries have you made lately in whatever is your favourite hobby or whatever your passion might be?


4 Responses

    • It is very kind of you to send me a personal note about my art. Your quote best reflected the mood of the painting of the little girl. Thank you for your encouragement. It is very much appreciated. Cheers!

  • I was trying to be brief and to the point in saying I love what you have done but technology does not let me say ❤❤

    • Thanks Sally. I am trying to do more of these as I seem to be able to get them done within an hour although this one with gesso and stabilo and acrylic did take longer than that. It was for a class assignment so I justify to myself that it was worth spending more time on it.

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