Size: 17"W x 14"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I created this piece for the adult class I teach at the Penn State campus. It's a beginning drawing studio class open to adult students and staff. I'll often start out by showing them how to sketch out the subject matter using a grid and then how to begin shading their work. In order to do this I usually will have a drawing or two at various stages of development that I am working on in order for them to get a sense of each step in the process. This drawing of the flower was one of those pieces intended to help my students gain a better understanding of the techniques taught in my class. It has been used as an example in multiple classes and has finally reached it's completion.
Study of Light-Flower was created using graphite and is approximately 10 x 10 inches with in the frame.
Erica Parsons is a working artist and art educator based out of State College, PA and has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Pennsylvania State University. She is a middle school art teacher and teaches realistic drawing classes to students, faculty, and staff at Pennsylvania State University as well. She primarily works in the mediums of graphite, charcoal, acrylics, oil paints, and watercolors while focusing on realistic subject matter. However she has also recently began to experiment with abstract art and its techniques and processes. She believes that her work as an artist is a continuous evolutionary process and that the journey is more important than the destination. Salvador Dali said "Have no fear of perfection- You'll never reach it" and Erica strives to keep this mind when working on every piece being that she often remains so focused on the details within her realistic work. She finds inspiration in everyday objects, people, places, and things and feels that art should be for everybody-not exclusive but rather inclusive. She believes that there is something out there for everybody and encourages support for all artists striving to follow and pursue their passion of creating, inspiring, dreaming, and doing through all artistic mediums. To contact Erica or learn more about her work email email@example.com.