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Drawings and Sketches

 

I was talking with a painter recently, and the conversation turned toward the new “Artists’ Sketches” portion of the annual Western Visions Miniatures and More Show, held at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming.
  He said to me, “You know, I just don’t see what the big deal is about DRAWING. I don’t see why people think it’s so IMPORTANT. I’d rather spend my time painting.”

 

  After I spewed my mouthful of chocolate milk across the room, and did my level best to gather up my shocked, dismayed, and slightly affronted wits, I said to him, in essence, “I honestly don’t believe that one can cover up a bad drawing with a lot of paint, and hope to call it good ART.”

 

  However, unfortunately, that’s exactly what a I see a lot of painters doing today – with the specific intention of calling their work “SOLD” (and as quickly as possible),  and not necessarily caring if it’s worthy of being thought of as “ART.”
  I see the market being flooded these days with large, decorative, poorly drawn and hastily completed canvases – and the subject matter, it would seem, no longer matters.

 

  It’s almost as if the ability to draw well is becoming a lost art – and to me, ART would be lost without it.

 

  Well, that’s why we here at Rosebud Studios are taking a stand for Drawing and Sketching. We’re mavericks, by golly, and that’s why we’re devoting an entire page of our website to drawings and sketches. You’ll see everything here from hastily scribbled thumbnails to fully-rendered drawings – and maybe even an errant cartoon or two, just to lighten things up a bit.

 

  We stand firm in our belief that the ability to draw well – and the dedication to draw often – are among the most basic and important foundations for soundly constructed and therefore beautiful pieces of art. As artists, it’s not only our right and privilege, but our obligation, our sacred duty, not only to learn to draw well, but to constantly seek to improve our skills and expand our knowledge as draftsmen (and women).

 

  One might even say that, here at Rosebud Studios, we’re firmly committed to “draw baby, draw.”

 

  Enjoy! 

 

  "Self Portrait"
  14" X 11"       Colored Pencil on Board

 Available

Friday, September 14, 2012

Western Visions Miniatures and More Show

  National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming

For more information, please contact Ms Jennifer Lee. Western Visions and Exhibitions Manager, at 307-732-5412, or email her at jlee@wildlifeart.org

  www.westernvisions.org

"Bear's Belly"
11X14"    Colored pencil on Bristol board

Available at

 "The Wild and the Beautiful; Three Unique Perspectives on the West."
  December 15-21, 2010

Mountain Trails Gallery
  155 Center Street
  PO Box 4702
  Jackson, WY  83001
  307.734.8150
  website: www.mtntrails.net
  email: fineart@mtntrails.net

"Enduring Lines"
14X11"    Colored pencil on Bristol board

Available at

 "The Wild and the Beautiful; Three Unique Perspectives on the West."
  December 15-21, 2010

Mountain Trails Gallery
  155 Center Street
  PO Box 4702
  Jackson, WY  83001
  307.734.8150
  website: www.mtntrails.net
  email: fineart@mtntrails.net 

"Enduring Spirit"
14X11"    Colored pencil on Bristol board

Available at
The 23rd Annual Western Visions Miniatures and More Show, Sketches Exhibit
  Friday September 17, 2010
  National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
  For more information, please visit www.wildlifeart.org
  Or call 307-733-5771 and ask for the enchanting Ms. Jennifer Lee

"Chief Joseph study"
14" X  11"
Colored pencil on Bristol board
"Cheyenne Elder - With Family"
17X14"    Colored pencil on Bristol board

This piece will be available by silent bid in the "Sketches" portion of the annual Western Visions Miniatures And More Show and Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. For more information on the show, please contact Ms. Jennifer Lee by phone at (307) 732-5412; by email at jlee@wildlifeart.org ; or visit the Museum's website: www.wildlifeart.org

SOLD
"Cheyenne Elder - With Family (Detail)" 
"Bermuda Businessman" 
pencil on paper
"Walking Moose #2" 
pencil on paper
"Walking Moose" 
pencil on paper
"Walking Moose Detail" 
pencil on paper
"Bighorn Studies" 
   pen and ink  on bristol board
"Resting Bighorn" 
   pen and ink  on bristol board
"Wading Moose" 
pencil on paper
"Wading Moose Detail" 
pencil on paper
"Arches Studies" 
  ballpoint pen on paper
  "Janet Reading" 
  ballpoint pen on paper
"Head Study" 
  ballpoint pen on paper
 
"Glaring Grizzly" 
  pencil on paper
"Glacier Study" 
  pencil on paper
 
"Fox in Winter" 
  pencil on paper
"Dreamself Portrait" 
  ballpoint pen on paper
 
"Black Bear Cub" 
  pencil on paper
"Cub Detail" 
  pencil on paper
"Bear Studies" 
  pencil on paper
"Woman of Lamu" 
  ballpoint pen on paper
"Turning Grizzly" 
  pencil on paper
"Travel Woes" 
  ballpoint pen on paper
"Sundance Study" 
  ballpoint pen on paper
"Masai Man" 
  ballpoint pen on paper
"Eye of the Hunter - Golden Eagle" 
  pencil on paper

SOLD

"Focused - Great Horned Owl" 
pen & ink on paper

SOLD

"Intent - Golden Eagle" 
pencil on paper

SOLD

"Noble Gaze - Golden Eagle" 
pencil on paper

SOLD

"Ruby - Redtail Hawk" 
pen & ink on paper

SOLD

"Sky Hunter - Redtail Hawk" 
pen & ink on paper

SOLD

"Watchful - Great Horned Owl" 
pen & ink on paper

SOLD

   
   
   
   

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