A Friend's Art and Life Drawing

6/01/2012 05:09:00 PM Edit This 7 Comments »
I'd like to introduce you to my friend, Kathy Staron.  She is a wonderful artist who lives and works in Florida, and I've been in awe of her work for many years.  She works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic, and continues to learn from and study with excellent teachers.  Unbeknownst to me, she did a watercolor painting of our dog, Abby, and gave it to me for my birthday!  And to top it all off, she had some note cards of it made for me too!  This is one of the note cards ... the painting is too big for me to scan.   It looks exactly like Abby, and she's in one of her favorite spots on our sofa with a soft pillow to rest her head on.  If you would like Kathy to paint a portrait of your beloved pet, you can reach her at Star_on3@yahoo.com.  It's a wonderful gift!

Yesterday for the first time in ages I went to a life drawing session with my friend, Vicki.  It's been years since I've done full body drawings like this, and the quality of these attests to that.  I had a great time and am looking forward to going back again.  So here area my humble offerings of the day.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!


Sandy in Michigan said...

How sweet of your friend to paint a portrait of Abby! And I absolutely love the head portrait you did of the model from life. The line quality is fabulous!

Ginny said...

I love the watercolor of Abby. What a wonderful gift.
I think your sketches of your model were quite good. I really liked the head shot.

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Sandra said...

You may have been the only one to read my blog, but I had to get the experience of working at the polls out of my system. Cheers, Sandra

Ann said...

I recognize the "springerness" of Abby. What a wonderful gift! But our b/w springer Sammy, is not so delicate. More of a big goof-ball! I envy you going to life drawing sessions. keep going! Figures are so difficult to draw from life and your drawings look great :-)

Unknown said...

The painting of Abby is fantastic. What a wonderful surprise.
And well done with the life class, I would have loved to have been there with you :-)

Payton Brooks said...


Abby looks pretty good. I like the way you added the blanket underneath her :)

XOXO Payton