Size: 12"W x 19"H x 0.05"D
Year Created: 1997
This drawing is one of a group of works I did while we were living in Los Angeles. I attended several three-hour drawing groups a week. This one was done at another artist's studio in northeastern LA. I met many wonderful artists there. Most of them were teaching in high schools, colleges, and local art schools at the time. Some of them worked in the film industry. If you purchase this work, please do not apply fixative. It is a twenty minute sketch on Canson Mi Tientes brown-toned paper. I liked to work light on dark and dark on light from a mid-tone background. It was a fast, effective color method for me in figure groups.
I have been painting and drawing seriously since 1987. I employ visual art, including painting, drawing, and photography, as a medium for personal exploration.I took many art classes in college in the 60s, but at that time my focus was on writing. After my daughter was born, I had a hunger for silence--literal and metaphorical. I engaged in a spiritual search, but nothing was satisfying until I started to paint. I was amazed when dealers showed an interest in my early works. I started attending uninstructed drawing groups at Barnsdall Art Center in LA. I stayed away from teachers, Since the beginning I have worked in series. My pieces inform one another. Two of my major series include a group of paintings of the Arroyo Seco Bridges (Pasadena, CA) and a smaller set of works based on cross-bedded sandstones in Walnut Canyon (AZ). (My profile picture was taken at a winery in Palisade, Colorado near my home in the Grand Valley)