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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.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MARTINI

Martini
6.5" x 10" Mixed Media Drawing on Antique Dictionary

I've been thinking about a bar series of dictionary drawings for some time.  I've had people ask if I have anything like these so today was the day to start.

On our 20th wedding anniversary we tried our first vodka martini.  It paired perfectly with the thick, juicy steak we enjoyed that special night.  A vodka martini has become our celebration drink ever since.  There is something so sophisticated about drinking something out of one of these ridiculously hard to manage, long stemmed glasses all the while juggling your toothpick of olives.  I have to say, I am particularly fond of any drink that includes something to eat.


Here are some of the photos I took to build this drawing.  I set up some glasses and a shaker on my dining room table and took photos from all sorts of angles.
Now let me admit, that there is only water in these glasses but I did shake up water some with ice to try to get a little moisture on the outside of the shaker

I really like unusual views and not boring side views of subjects.  I loved the look of the olives in this glass but decided it might not "read" as well as others.





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