The paintings of Oklahoma artist, Ann Buckner
Wouldn't this make an awesome painting! Hope you're doing well, Ann.
Thanks for stopping by, Deb. Remember the song by John Denver, "Some Days are Diamonds, Some Days are Stones"? That pretty much describes my energy levels the last couple of months ha ha. Other than that, doing very well. :) How about you?
Ann, You are so right--drawing is the key to everything! I meet MANY art school graduates who can not draw!!(?) What is up with THAT? I mean..I understand that many artists are not representational artists..but drawing is to art what the scales are to a musician. The best abstract artists can draw! I applaud you..for honing all your skills continually. That is exactly how I feel about this art journey--it is never over and we are never "finished".
Good to hear from you Celeste. I'm so pleased you understand where I'm coming from. To me it is a confidence builder - the more I know how to draw something, the more familiar I will become with the subject and eventually will be able to draw the subject without having to consciously think of what goes where, when or how. When that unconscious process becomes second nature or a learned habit then one can develop the emotionalal aspects seen in the subject. I do think some of the emotion impact the subject has on the artist will come through even when during the learning process. One aspect of drawing I am trying to learn is gesture drawing because it is the gesture that gives the subject movement or life. :)
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