Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"He's Got a Way" & a Judy Garland Sketch

He's Got a Way

How I long to be the girl
for a certain pair of eyes,
certain pari of hands.

Meet the beat of my heart
the reason I beam so.

He's got a way that makes
the angels heave a sigh.

Have you ever seen
such perfection?

From the moment I saw him
zing went my heartstrings.

by Margaret Bednar, originally written 9-22-2011

The above is written using lines from various songs Judy Garland sung over the years.  I am resurrecting an older post I did in 2011.  A video,  another poem, and a couple more drawings can be found HERE.

Below are some scenes from "The Pirate" and song "That Old Black Magic" which I have never seen
nor have I seen "Summer Stock".  I have some catching up to do!

Fast forward to 1:    This is truly a candid look at Judy.  He biggest flaw?  She didn't believe in herself, her beauty, her talent.   She bought into the Hollywood insanity, believed their image of what was ideal.   This did make me sad.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Virtual Paintout - Canary Islands

This is my drawing for the Virtual Paintout challenge. This is located in the Canary Islands and I did a quick pen and ink study with colored pencil.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Virtual Paintout - San Francisco House

Monterey Blvd, San Francisco, CA. A watercolor wash over my pen & ink drawing. I have a lot to learn about watercolor ( everything!) and was afraid to put my brush of paint to the paper! A friend of mine told me to think "Matisse, and this is the result :)

This was the preliminary sketch:

and the outline for the painting:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Art Happens. A Beginning

Children are perfect artists. They are HAPPY when they are drawing and are PROUD of their work. My 7 year old daughter drew this picture.

Art Happens all around us.

Every day I see amazing images I want to draw or paint. I take many photographs, trying to capture a mood, a uniqueness. This blog is an attempt to help me reach my goal of growing in my artistic ability so that someday I will be able to express the beauty I see around me.

I have a sketchbook which has slowly, very slowly, been added to over the years. Twenty three years, to be exact.

I keep saying SOME DAY I will pursue art. Today is the start - I hope this blog will be that extra "push" that will help me stay on track. I am a beginner and I am my worst critic.

But, here I go.