January 14, 2017
- 11″ x 8.5″ approx
- Pencil and Colored Pencil
- Was auctioned in Baldwin City, KS Lumberyard Art Center
Art auctions are hard on galleries and artists’ incomes. When you can buy a work of art at below market value, folks often wait for the next auction. But exceptions are made, and here’s one. This drawing was available for purchase at the Lumberyard Art Center’s 2017 Chocolate Auction in Baldwin City, KS.
Pictured is the artist’s hand working on sketch ideas for the Lumberyard Auction as the inspiring chocolate donut and coffee sit nearby. The coffee mug features a mug of abolitionist John Brown (the pre-Civil War Battle of Black Jack was waged nearby) as the yellow brick road rolls off over the hills.
December 5, 2016
- Chalk pastel on pastel paper
- 10” x 8” approximately
I like Aesa’s spunk, inherited from the rest of her family.
December 5, 2016
- 12′ X 9” approximately
- Mixed media including watercolor and colored pencil
A small drawing with meaning for the pictured couple. They raise livestock on their farm and this story is a family favorite.
A farmer stood up in an apple tree holding her pig. A man, passing by, asked what she was doing. “Feeding my pig” she replied holding the pig up so the pig could snag another apple off the branch. The man said, “Doesn’t it take a long time to feed a pig that way? The farmer’s response, “What’s time to a pig?”
July 13, 2016
- Watercolor plus mixed media
- 14” x 34”
- Giclée Print, 10.5” x 25.5” $395
Whispers is a painting of Eighth Street storefronts in Baldwin City, Kansas. Maple leaves float through the air, freshened after a passing storm. The contemporary street scene shows folks going about their business, enjoying life. Then there are images of the past. Vaguely visible are fossils, Native Americans, activity on the Santa Fe Trail, John Brown as depicted by J.S. Curry, Black Jack Battlefield in 1856, women’s bridge, historic Baker University building, Bibles, bison, log cabin, quilters and the open prairie.
July 13, 2016
Grandchildren – 2016
- Colored Pencil on Illustration Board
- 16″ x 20″
A snapshot in time using a Josef Albers color exercise. Albers’ teaches us to step out of the comfortable and allow for insight. This piece plays with gravity, space and perception.
April 7, 2016
- Pencil on bristol board
- 11″ x 5″
- Private Collection
There is not a more charming subject than a child, and no child is more charming than this one. Her headband shows 6, the number of years she has graced the world with her presence.
December 17, 2014
- 7″ x 5″
The stripes on the child and mother were too fun not to draw. Life is always a mystery, but when you’re 3 years old the mystery is mixed with magic. Mom’s swollen belly foretells a future event. Forewarned, but how can a big sister ever be prepared, thus the pensive and possessive look on her face.
January 15, 2013
These drawings celebrate the couples on the occasion of their weddings. They represent some part of their story and are drawn with best wishes for the newly weds.