Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Limited Editions

Barbara asked for a glimpse of some of my artwork. What follows are bits and pieces of bits and pieces I've done over the years. The framed prints were difficult for me to photograph - I am not familiar enough with my camera settings to avoid weird flashes and odd angles...
my first (and only) oil painting

 my first water color

this began as a landscape but it went amok

I've been drawing and painting off and on over the years but only as the mood strikes. I've never taken formal art lessons beyond high school though I did paint with my friend Lora (see here and here). Her husband Bernie, looking at one of my earlier attempts remarked, "I have the side of a barn that needs painting when you're done here."

For a while I made and sold greeting cards...



and what I called namescapes - a drawing to accompany a newborn's name.

I also drew pen and ink sketches of buildings, houses, and scenes and made them into note cards...

and sometimes I just sketched and painted for my own amusement...



It's been awhile since I've drawn anything other than quick sketches to decorate my journal entries. Barbara thinks spring is a great time to get out the easel. Maybe I will.

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

these are very nice. i am kinda partial to the pen and ink. used to do some of that myself back int eh day...

Molly said...

Aha! So words are not your only artistic implements! Very nice! I especially like the trees and the rooster.....

Hilary said...

I think maybe you should too. I love your oil painting and your landscape gone amok. :)

Jo said...

I love the little vase of daisies. It's quite wonderful.

I think you are really talented, and you should get out your easel. Isn't it strange how the desire to paint sort of comes and goes? I'm the same way.

Tabor said...

Well you clearly have talent and are developing a nice style. I wish I could draw or paint. I did some pen and ink sketches of shells years ago and they turned out pretty good but were not anything to write home about.

Marion said...

This is talent, Pauline, pure and simple! I love them all! I know how difficult it is to photograph framed paintings, since I tried to photograph mine and had little success.

I think that easel needs to come out and be used. I love those drawings as well...I love to draw. These days painting is too difficult with shaky hands, but drawing is such a joy!

focusfinder said...

I have a Clarke watercolour hanging on my office wall. It's of some ivy in a terracotta pot.

Brian Hayes said...

Oh, so it's summer and blog posts we are warned will wane. Yeh sure. What comes out of the closet? Peace, poise and pencil; whether blogs or barns; your calm and reliable and lifting gift to us.

Barbara said...

Oh, Pauline, I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your artistic endeavors. I'm sorry to get here so late. I've been remiss about reading Blogs.

I think you could have had a career as an artist. Do you think the fun of it would have disappeared if this were your source of livelihood?

Ruth D~ said...

You are multitalented!!! I'm so impressed. Yes, get out the easel.

Pauline said...

thanks Brian - I like fooling around with pen and ink and sketching and painting

Molly - the rooster was what precipitated farmer Bernie's barn painting comment!

thanks Hilary and Jo - I think the daisies are my favorite...

tabor - I never write home about my artwork either. It's just for fun

I may work some this summer Marion - thanks for the encouragement

B - yes you do! I'd forgotten that!

Ah Brian - thank you! :)

barbara - I never would have thought of making art a career - I'm nowhere good enough, nor disciplined enough. It's just a happy hobby

Ruth - if I do, I will post the products here ;)