The drawing for Cru was definitely out of my normal comfort zone. As a rule I only work from my own pictures. Cru was a special case. Cru was in neonatal and pediatric care for the first three months of his life. With wires and tubes, gauze and casts, and all sorts of apparatus, I wanted to create a clear view of tiny Cru at this early stage for his parents to cherish forever. Cru was born less than 2 lbs, but is now doing incredibly well and growing strong. The family still has medical bills accumulating and they travel long miles for appointments. If you'd like to help support this family you can purchase a 6 x 8 print for 30$, or donate directly to the family. Please contact Rachael for more information.
Today I gave a demonstration at the Butternut Gallery in Montrose on using Conte Crayon. With the Blueberry Festival this weekend, I chose a blueberry as my subject and demonstrated three different ways to use Conte to create the same image.
I had a great time talking with Erika Funke alongside another great artist, Mark Shimsky to talk about our works as well as the Artist's Tour. If you didn't get a chance to hear it on the radio, you can listen online here: WVIA ArtScene
In May I was honored to first be accepted into the juried art show: focus: Exploring Our Regional Sense of Place, but then also to win the award for best depiction of Chocolates! This work was among many talented artists of various styles and media, a very comprehensive and enjoyable show.