Here they go again. The women in my family continue to outshine me with their artistic talent on a regular basis. While I have trouble drawing recognizable stick men, my wife is expanding her painting horizons within several media. I always knew she had a latent talent as an artist just from a few times she dabbled in it early in our marriage.
In the past couple of years she has taken classes in watercolors, acrylic, oil painting and colored pencil. But it’s the colored pencil medium that I want to share with you today. She did a pencil drawing from a photograph of a blue heron taken in our backyard a couple of years ago. This was a painstaking and time-consuming effort, but well worth the result.
Her instructor insisted that this be included in a recent exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art here in Virginia Beach.
P.S. For those of you who are interested, below is my latest rendition of two stick men shaking hands (not on exhibit anywhere).