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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Giant Sun Spot

I discovered some Fredrix round canvases a few years ago and started creating what my daughter Kelsey appropriately named Sun Spots. I usually work on 5 inch diameter canvases but this giant guy was created on a 20 inch diameter canvas.

I gesso the canvas with black gesso and then create the image using colored pencils. I have to varnish them in order to keep the colored pencil from easily rubbing away. The rays are anything from ribbons to yellow pencils to forks depending on my mood. This big guy has lots of little, 5 inch brothers and sisters. Now I am itching to order some more big rounds and give him an even bigger family.

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