Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Art Work - Deer, 1974

This was the first piece that I ever did in high school art. I just went overboard as far as obsessiveness on it, but I had lots of fun doing it. It was achieved by using a special paper that was made to be painted with an India ink wash and then the ink scratched away, leaving a drawing. I think my art teacher’s only comment was that the picture looked a bit flat. Quite a thing to remember given that it was said more than 35 years ago. But he was right.

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I loved that we had art class in high school and I think that all schools should. We were exposed to many media, like clay that was fired in ovens, crea stone (that was poured into square casts then carved), linoleum cuts, plaster casting from clay, wax statues, water colors, oil paints and more. We were taught to draw from life and ours was a good teacher.

My Mom has two of my sculptures, a clay one of a monk praying and a carved crea stone one of a musk ox. I have a water color too of lilacs. This is one of the few drawings I have from that time, and I will always treasure it.

7 comments:

Sh@ney said...

It is remarkable Sue....Something I was never very good at, yet should have applied myself a little more...Isn't is fascinating what people can do in regards to creativity & the arts...

Sh@ney said...

Are we blogging in unison...lol I just got an email from you...*winks*

thonnibg said...

Beautiful!!

Doug said...

Beautiful, Sue. Sometimes "flat" is good, and I think it works here. You really captured the delicacy and grace of the moment.

Cristiano Mancini said...

I wish I could have time to do art classes. I miss my time at the Accademia di Costume and Moda in Rome.

Yvespaul said...

Wow, Sue. You're really talented.

Sue said...

Gee thanks everybody. But what I am trying to get at is why I am hesitant to go back to art now, after my brain surgery with my now intermittently shaky hands. So stay tuned and you'll see why.