Friday, February 26, 2010

Sun Spots - July

I just finished this drawing today.  I really like the contrast between the black and white. It's been crazy around here with school projects, doctors appt... It feels good to have it done, now to find the time to work on a new one.

Summer Sun - June

this is the finished drawing of Summer Sun. 

unfinished - Summer Sun

This is an unfinished print of my June's drawing.  I thought that it would be fun to just post a look at one of my drawings in progress.

April Showers Bring May Flowers -- April #2

This is my second drawing for April in my calendar series. I like the size, the added flowers and vines.  I might try to expand this idea in another drawing, now to just find the time to draw...

Stained Glass Window - April #1

My idea was to make some kind of cloud and rain drops to represent April (April Showers, bring May flowers).  When the drawing was complete I decided I wanted more of a free form and fewer straight lines, so I drew another cloud and rain drop picture.

Patterns of thy Flower - April

This is April drawing, some of my favorite flowers to see after a cold and snowy winter are the tulips and daffadils.  The little white flower are my interpertation of a flower from Chile called Rock Purslane, I found it in a flower book I had inherited and thought it was a happy flower.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Irish Spring Tree - (March)

My daughter helped me to name this drawing too.  What do you think of my little clover flower/pineapples?  I had a lot of fun working on this drawing, clovers always remind me of summer and making those long clover chains and crowns of flowers. 

Hidden Hearts - (February)

This is the second drawing from my idea of a drawing representing each month of the year.  While I was drawing this particular picture I was listening to Stephen Kings Movie "Tommy Knockers", every time I look at it I think about that movie.  Anyone else out there do the same thing - remember what you were listening to when you were working on a certain piece?

Soul of a Snowflake - (January)

This is where my Preschool teacher training came in a little bit. I needed a theme to continue getting new ideas for my ink drawings, so I snitched a lesson plan idea and I started creating a drawing for each month of the year - this one is for January.

Lost in a Circle

When I draw I start by sketching the basic design out in a light pencil, using circle templets, a compass and a ruler.  Once I have the basic design drawn done I get to do my favorite thing - use ink to draw the lines I want to keep and to create my little patterns.   It measures 6" x 9", it's a bit smaller that the other drawings on this blog so far.

Night Blooms

My family had had a hard couple of years with our health and I am finally able to sit down again and start to draw starting Dec. 2009.  I had posted some of my pictures on my Flickr account (under l.stoner) and I got a lot of possitive feed back.  This is my first drawing like this one in about 2 years.  This pictures measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Into the Looking Bowl

I love the name that my daughter came up with for this drawing, I think that it really captures the whole feeling of the drawing. This is another drawing from 2007's note book.

Sun Flowers

I love flowers, can you tell? I love them any where I can find them, in a vase or a garden or a drawing.   This print measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Sun Kisses

The girls are helping me name my pictures, I am so bad at that part.  This drawing was completed in February 2007.  I love making that checkered pattern you see in the flowers and I use it in just about every one of my drawings.  This picture measures 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Wondering Flowers

My youngest daughter said these flowers looked like some thing from "Alice in Wonderland", so she named them "Wondering Flowers".   I colored the background with my Rapidograph pen, I loved the effect the pen and ink made on the solid black background. This drawing measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Let the Flowers Sing

I thought that I would see what my little circle drawings would look like as a flower arrangement.  My daughter named this picture too, she said the flowers look like they are singing. This pictures measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".   I finished this drawing in 2007. 


This line drawing is 10 1/2" x 8 1/2". I was now starting to thing about other shapes getting a little pattern added to them, so why not try a square? This is another one of my drawings that I had hidden from friends and family thinking that people wouldn't like them.  This is the first time I have shown this drawing on line.  I had finished this one in November 2008.

Stars in the Sky

Ok, if you can make one circle with patterns in between each ring, why can't you make many circles with pattern and place them one on top of the other? This drawing was completed in March 2006. My daughter named this one for me - "Stars in the Sky"

Radiating Out

I decided to get my old school pens out and start drawing again. I made many of these drawings of a circle in a circle and adding some of my patterns in between the lines. If you look close you'll see that each of the circles are a little off set from the other circles. I hid these drawings from friends thinking they were just something I would like and no one else. I was thrilled to discovered on the internet, there were other artist out there that enjoyed making these little doodles too.