Monthly Archives: September 2011

Arabian Pencil

This is an older pencil drawing that I don’t think any of you have ever seen. In fact, I don’t think anyone has ever seen it because I donated it to an auction, years ago, to benefit children with muscular … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard vignettes

And here are some of the vignettes the students did. These were done to practice just the eyes and noses before we worked on our “real” drawings…….

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Making Pastels

Well, my new students are suited up for our pastel making class. 🙂 Masks, gloves, aprons….pigment measures out on their boards. Nothing explosive around….as far as I can tell. 🙂 And here are some of the pure pigments that we … Continue reading

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More from Spokane

In my workshops, I have a core group of sweet, sweet people that come back to every workshop I conduct, in any given area. I had demonstrated just the eyes and nose of the snow leopard we are drawing and … Continue reading

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Teaching In Spokane

I’m in Spokane, Washington, teaching workshops up here. This year I added a day of teaching “How To Make Pastels.” Here is Louise, who picked me up at the airport and took me straight to Spokane Art Supply. We are … Continue reading

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“A Tender Moment” By Nancy Conant

Nancy says: “This is Marilyn nuzzling newborn daughter Akili at the Memphis Zoo, moments after birth. Did you know that the birth of a giraffe includes a 18′ drop to the earth for baby? Hello! Then just after the baby … Continue reading

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