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Yellow Villa

8.00"W x 10.00"H x 0.0"D

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Arlene Crafton

MONROVIA, MD

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: shutters, realism, terracotta, fence, yellow house, rose bush, villa, tile roof

Media: ink, pencil on paper

Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.02"D

Year Created: 2016

I loved this peaceful little scene, makes me want to be there. This is bit of a departure from my usual colored pencil on sanded surfaces. This was done in ink and colored pencil on hot press archival paper. I was looking for a more simplified technique to match the simple, pleasant scene.

My love of art dates back to childhood. As a child and teen, I never went anywhere without my bag of "drawing stuff" -- pencils, pens, paper and drawing books. I took all the art classes I could in school. However, as often happens, the demands of family and life took over and, unfortunately, many years went by with very little time to devote to my art.. Ultimately, I reached the point several years ago where I could not exist another day without art in my life. With great joy and much encouragement from my family, art again began to play a significant role in my life. At this time, I also chose to work in color, taking the leap from strictly working in black and white. At this time, I am thrilled to be a full-time artist, working mainly in pastel, colored pencil or ink and sometimes combining these for mixed media. My subject matter varies widely -- whatever catches my eye and imagination. As long as I'm creating, I'm happy! I belong to several area art groups and have participated and sold works in various shows. I look forward to reaching another audience through Vango. I thank you for visiting my portfolio and I hope that as you view my work, the joy I feel in creating it is apparent!

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