Every Face Tells a Story! Feeling gratefully blessed! I have loved drawing/painting portraits for as long as I can remember. Even with that said, I wasn't the best at it when I was younger! My desire to be able to draw realistically nudged me along to find others who could help me to that end. I fondly remember my Jr. High and Highschool art … [Read more...] about Grateful News!
Thirteen-year-old Abigail, known to her friends as Abby, is a student with an obvious enthusiasm for art. When she is drawing in class, it's often with a huge smile on her face. Abby wanted to draw her baby cousin as a gift for her aunt and uncle and decided that last Christmas would be the perfect time. The reference photo that she chose did … [Read more...] about Student Spotlight – Abby
I am experiencing the difficulty of drawing a portrait from a reference photograph that speaks emotional volumes to me. All the things that Audrey has warned about drawing people we know-- the personal references that distract from objectively viewing the subject-- are ringing true as my current work-in-progress creeps along at a … [Read more...] about Drawing an Emotional Portrait – Keri
This week I viewed the gallery of students' artworks on display at the Library Station in Springfield. The drawings and paintings are all beautiful and impressive. There are a wide variety of subjects-- from still life paintings and drawings to portraits-- in many different mediums and styles ranging from classic to contemporary, some with an … [Read more...] about Gallery of Talent
Hello, I'm Keri Doolittle, an art student in Audrey's weekly drawing classes. I'm so happy to have been invited to share with you my experiences and thoughts about learning to draw. I first took drawing classes from Audrey over 7 years ago. That very first class forever changed the way I see faces, and it opened up an entirely new set of … [Read more...] about Art Class is a Community
I have recently begun to explore with watersoluble graphite and I like what it can do! There are both watersoluble graphite pencils and graphite sticks. If you are accustomed to lots of little detail, you may be put off with the graphite sticks that look like a really large crayon. You can sharpen them to a point, but I didn't want to … [Read more...] about Portrait Process for Watersoluble Graphite
Exhibit at the Library Station 2535 N. Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO September - November 30th It's been a long time coming! For years I have wanted to venture into another realm of art, just for my own pleasure. Over this last year I have been working on a new series of paintings I've titled "Reflections". I am moved by the energy of the … [Read more...] about New Paintings and New Exhibits!