Quick brush

I tried over and over this morning to draw my daughter. She would sit still just long enough to make me believe she’d stay there for at least a minute or two, but as if with eyes in the back of her head, as soon as I laid brush to paper she’d completely change her […]

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Ducks!

My neighbor feeds the local duck population so I benefit by always having these feisty creatures nearby. My daughter loves them and I’ve just begun to start exploring them visually. Here’s a study from last week… Greg Betza ©2021

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My girl

This is my daughter. I realized recently that I haven’t drawn her in a while. Drawing children is so enjoyable for me, they do crazy things with their bodies and never stop for more than a few seconds. Greg Betza ©2021

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Soft Ground

Looking back more than ahead, the Fall never seemed so far away as it does right now. There is a lightness to Spring colors that is elusive, Autumn colors on the other hand hang heavy. As the colors recede at mid season, the subtle notes of what is to come pop through the fallen petals […]

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Spring Fall

As the petals of the Spring blooms disappeared for yet another season, my mind turned from start to finish and I was reminded of how all the color is packed in such a short times. I will take the monochromatic days ahead and bathe in the sun, knowing the bookends will complete the story.—Dominick

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Twisted

I love watching the sandhill cranes in my yard twist themselves into so many different pretzel-like configurations. The contrast of their snake-like necks and legs so skinny I can’t believe they don’t snap is really exciting to draw. Hope that comes through! Greg Betza ©2021

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Past pastel study

Here is an older drawing of my wife, in pastel. I love layering the colors, it’s basically like dry painting. Or even more so like collage where you just place colors on top of one another. I always say I need to use pastels more, maybe this time! Greg Betza ©2021

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