Art is either revolution or plagiarism. Paul Gauguin


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At my job at Goodwill, I was a Work Adjustment Counselor. I helped disabled individuals learn how to work, get to work on time, pay attention to what they were working on, etc. I did a lot of paperwork and in the first year, I was drafted to Acting Director of the Department while my supervisor went on Maternity Leave. I got to manage staff and check paperwork and files.

Practice
Practice
Watercolor stamp practice
Watercolor stamp practice
Watercolor stamp practice
Watercolor stamp practice
Using Stamps with Watercolor
Using Stamps with Watercolor
Onion
Onion
Original photo from newspaper
Original photo from newspaper
Chicks
Exercise in 
Monochromatic Watercolor
Chicks
Exercise in
Monochromatic Watercolor

I took a watercolor class and a general drawing and painting class in 84-85. These are the works I found photos of. Not impressed with my watercolor pics. We seemed to do alot of stamping and blops. But I love my chicks pic. It is black paint on white.

Nightowl
Pastel
Nightowl
Pastel
Commission
Aerial view of house
18 x 24
Commission
Aerial view of house
18 x 24
Boy Painting
18 x 24
Conte Crayon
Boy Painting
18 x 24
Conte Crayon
Portrait Mother & Baby
Pencil
Portrait Mother & Baby
Pencil
Chipmunk
Pastel
Chipmunk
Pastel
Red Haired Girl
Oil Painting
Red Haired Girl
Oil Painting

In 1985, I took a series of classes at Stewart's Art Center that were basically draw or paint what you want and the instructor coming around and giving tips. It was useful in that I learned how to turn my paper around to see it from upside down or a different angle. So I could see an eye as an oval shape rather than an eye. I also managed to get some commissions from other students.


Amsterdam

Pastel

18 x 24


I put up my picture "First Grade" (right) on a display at Stewart's advertising my portrait skills.