I don’t have much of my old art work around, anymore. It has mostly been lost as sketch books and canvases have disappeared over time, or gave it away. This is part of the reason that I am blogging about drawing and painting, so that I have a record of my work, from this point on.
I have been drawing since I was a young child. The oldest drawing I have is a dinner plate that my either my pre-school or my mother had made from one of my drawings.
Regarding formal training, I took one drawing and one oil painting class at Elgin Community College, back in 1985. Recently, I have learned a lot from YouTube and blog posts from my favorite content providers.
Recent Drawings & Watercolor
Over the last couple of years, I have started drawing, and painting, again. I started with some quick watercolor sketches.
The next drawing started out as a quick watercolor sketch, but I liked it enough to continue working on it.
After these I did a drawing and painting of my niece, Jamie, when she was a baby.
I also drew a picture of my mother-in-law and son from a photo that my wife had taken. I am currently working on a watercolor version of this drawing.
As far as oil paintings, my wife bought a Bob Ross class for me for Christmas, a little over a year ago, and I painted a mountain scene.
Despite the mountain scene only taking two hours, other oil painting seems to take me much longer. I am currently working on one of my late father-in-law with two of my nephews, another one of my niece on my wife’s side of the family, and one of my uncle and aunt from my dad’s side. You can see where I am on each of those paintings, as well as some small, practice pieces, in other blog articles.