Monday, June 18, 2012

Catching up ...



Hello out there.

I've been busy this year. I have been teaching art at the Senior Center here in Greeley. This has proven to be a lot of fun, and very rewarding. I have seen a lot of improvement in the skills of my class simply by starting with the basics. Drawing ... real basic ...


At the end of the season of classes for the Senior Center I started my own semi-private classes in my home. I haven't had classes here since the 1970's. I'm having a good time with my students and it helps out too.

Long Eared Owl


Saturday I started a small drawing. It started with a photo I got out for a student, and decided it was time to draw it myself. Have to keep my hand in you know. I got some very nice photos of several owls and raptors at the annual Rocky Mountain Raptor Program gala early this year. I'll do a work-in-progress for you to watch the drawing develope. It is small. This first photo is cropped to about 3.5" x 5.5" but will be larger when finished. About 5" x 6".

This little owl is considered medium sized and isn't as well known as other owls, tending to be more reclusive and located in remote areas. These guys have a defense of making themselves tall, skinny and motionless so they will be mistaken for a broken off tree branch. It's quite funny to watch them do that. Now you see an owl - now you don't - and you haven't looked away.




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6 comments:

Duene said...

Good to hear from you again and get the updates on your art work. I am enjoying doing a lot of penil drawing now, too! Giving the watercolor a bit of a rest.

Vicki Greene said...

It sounds as if you have been very busy with good things! Your owl is lovely already.

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Duene - Must be the season for pencil drawings! I've been teaching graphite drawing, so had to be working on graphite too. Love your drawing of Kasey. I do that too ... I have rules about "drawing a frontal portrait" but will often fall in love with just that and set about fussing over it the whole time I'm working on it. Yours is lovely.

Thank you for your compliment.

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Duene - Must be the season for pencil drawings! I've been teaching graphite drawing, so had to be working on graphite too. Love your drawing of Kasey. I do that too ... I have rules about "drawing a frontal portrait" but will often fall in love with just that and set about fussing over it the whole time I'm working on it. Yours is lovely.

Thank you for your compliment.

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Oops! Didn't think the "Publish your Comment" engaged, so clicked on it again. Fastest finger in the west ... gets me in a lot of fixes!

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Vicki - Thank you so much for your compliment. Love watching you improve with your classes. Hope you will be able to get back to them. But all the art you have been doing lately is very enjoyable. Keep up the good work.