Friday, September 25, 2015

Experimenting with pastels to make iris sketch by me Gloria Poole Registered Nurse artist of Missouri

This is my second sketch I made in my lifetime with the medium of "soft pastels". I have made sketches for my ethnic series #ethnicseries using what I call powdered pastels which are different and have much more binder in them. I think this is the third sketch I made of the flower purple iris which is one of my favorite flowers. I photograph it every time I get the opportunity and I have used an iris photo that I photographed as an icon of mine on a website for years. I drew this with soft pastels and then re-drew it about 7 times! I tried smoothing it with my fingers, with a sponge, with a tissue and then with a tool for pastels that looks sort of like a brush but has a rubber inset instead of bristles. It looks better today after trying one more time this morning about 6am to get it right. Or 'right" as it looks to me. What constitutes "Art" is in the eye of the beholder pretty much and for contemporary artists, they define what their at is. A teacher who taught me during a class when I was learning to be a docent at the High Museum of Art when I lived in metro Atlanta,Ga defined art as "once you have seen it, you never forget it". I am not sure sketches are in that category but they could be. Nevertheless, drawing and painting sketches gives me a sense of productivity and I like having something to share with the world. After I made this one, i drew another 2 irises in pencil, then painted one with watercolor and one with inktense and those are below.I drew this, painted it, signed it , photographed it, uploaded it and posted it to my blog today as is true of the following 2 sketches of irises in different mediums and of all art on this blog. All 3 of these are 9 x 12 inches in size.

This is my sketch number four of an iris and I drew it with pencil, painted it watercolor, signed it photographed it, uploaded it and posted it. This is on watercolor paper.

This is sketch number 5 of an iris that I created, and it is also 9 x 12 on watercolor paper, and I drew it with pencil then painted it with inktense, and washed over it with wet brush to make the ink permanent.Then I drew in the background [green] with chalk then washed over the chalk with alum water, which is a technique I learned from a book on creating Chinese art. I signed it, photographed it, uploaded it, posted it to this blog of mine which is true of all art on this blog.

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This is a personal logo I made for myself,using a computer mouse instead of a paintbrush or ink pen, to make quickly apparent who is creating this blog and who owns it and who owns the copyrights.

This is my photo of one of my christian crosses and my left hand in the photo to remind all that I am a Southern Baptist taught, born again, Christian, white, woman who is single-again after two divorces. If you want to know more about what Christians believe, you could learn much on this blog of mine for sharing the #gospel:

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One of my photos of the U S flag that I photographed on walkabout to remind all I am U S citizen on U S soil in continental U S with all guarantees of U S Constitution and amendments including the first amendment freedom of press and religion.

This is the display I made to remind all that I am a University of Georgia alumna and graduated from their Terry College of Business.

This is an oil sketch on oil paper that I painted of the University of Georgia mascot UGA {English bulldog] or bulldawg as UGA alum say. It is also posted on another blog of mine and I think on a twitter account of mine also.

This is to remind all that I am also a graduate of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and am a Registered professional Nurse for years. My current license is in Missouri but I had licenses in other states and for most of my life, in the state of Georgia.

This is my selfie of me Gloria Poole, RN, artist residing in/ of Missouri and born in state of Georgia,USA.

You can also follow me on twitter on these accounts of mine and they are not conformed, meaning they are each different: @gloriapoole ; @gloria_poole; @Tartan_Bliss; @ProlifeNurse; @tweetie0817; and @personhood1. Each of those is different with different focus. You can read about them on my in post of 10th August.

You can see more of the art I made recently on these blogs of mine, and remember some of my blogs date back for years so have art of mine going back to year 2006:

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and other sites and blogs of mine also that are primarily on other topics such as #prolife, good citizenship, civi duty, gospel, and public health.

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Copyright notice : I sign the art I create as simply Gloria since that is my first name, that I was born with; but on pencil and or ink drawings I sometimes also sign my born with surname of Poole which is my legal name again because I resumed it by Court order after both divorces. I am also known on the web and in real life as Gloria; Gloria Poole; Gloria J Poole; Gloria Poole, RN, artist; and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; Ms Gloria Poole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapoole_RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo; gloria0817; gpoole817; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; artist-gloria; Poole,Gloria; gloriapoole1749; cartooning-by-gloriapoole / photo-by-gloriapoole; Gloria; and other variations of my real, born with, and legal name of Gloria Poole. For the record, I am a white,single-again, twice divorced, Southern Baptist, born again, Christian, woman and the mother of only two "children" who are grown daughters who are named Jennifer and Leigh. I am also a prolife activist, blogger, artist in all mediums; photographer for my own purposes, Registered Nurse with a license in Missouri but before that for most of my life in the state of Georgia, U.S. citizen born in the state of Georgia; University of Georgia alum, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing alum, writer, illustrator, author, personhood promoter. This blog may not be downloaded, nor copied individually or collectively as a whole; nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor may the photos or art on it be reproduced or saved to disk by anyone . Repeat for emphasis: I create all content on this blog and I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog collectively and individually as single posts. All telephones listed on this account and any account of mine on the web belong to me personally and are in my apartment in Missouri or in my possession at all times. Some of my numbers are wired, landline telephones and some are mobile phones. This blog and all blogs that I create and that contain my words I wrote and or art I made and signed and or photos that I photographed belong exclusively to me Gloria Poole, of Missouri and Georgia. Copyright. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole /gloria-poole /gloria.poole/ Ms Gloria Poole/ Poole Gloria / G-L-O-R-I-A / gloriapoole1749 /gloria0817 /gpoole817 / gloriapooleRN at yahoo / gloriapoole.RN / artist-gloriapoole /Gloria Poole,RN,artist , and other variations of my real name with or without my professional status as Registered Nurse and with or without numbers after my name, at my own private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone and neither is my equipment nor phones shared with anyone, and neither is my isp account shared with anyone which means no one is authorized to log into any account of mine anywhere but me. /signed/ Gloria Poole, RN, artist; at my apt in Missouri on 25th Sept 2015 at 9:49am. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole / [Ms ] Gloria Poole,RN,artist of / in Missouri, USA .