All posts by Shirle Bedient

ARTIST (ar'tist) n. One who practices the conception and execution of any creative art governed by imagination, style, and taste.

Creativity of Words

I am only occasionally making visual art at this point in my life but I’m am practicing the art of blogging about faith at this site. I hope you’ll take a look at it too. Thanks, Shirle
https://readandponder.com/

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Week 22 Drawing

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Surprise.  It’s not that easy to make black paper from white.  I wanted to use colored pencil on black paper but it turns out I didn’t have enough patience or enough marker.  At some point I looked and decided what was there was interesting and I’d work with that.  I used a couple of templates, a Chinese white drawing pencil, the marker and a Pigma pen to finish the drawing.  It’s an exercise in creativity from the moment the marker first touched the paper until I declared it done.  Gee I wish my ruler wasn’t crooked though.  Must be the bifocals..

Week 17

MilkweedWhat a sense of accomplishment this drawing gave me today.  I still used every type of pencil I own, my new colored Pigma pens and even the Caran d’Ache Neo Color II crayons.  I scribbled those crayons heavily into a small place on a paper plate, then used a wet paintbrush to dissolve them so I could apply them to the drawing.   I actually could see that I had made progress in dealing with these different mediums.  It wasn’t until after I’d finished that I realized this was actually a “roots” drawing.  Beginnings

The India ink drawing at the left is one of the very first things I ever purposefully did as an artist way back in the 1980s.  Eventually I began to add loose watercolor washes over the drawing.  It was that simple beginning that makes this multi-medium process and progress so exciting to me today.