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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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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stopping

…to smell the roses. I think I must’ve been inspired by Dominick‘s post and took the time to stop for an hour. I took a walk and found some rose bushes in bloom, and right beside them a park bench to sit down, how perfect. I haven’t had much time to “leisurely” draw lately so […]

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Freedom of speech

I first posted this in 2018 as I was working on imagery to represent what I was sensing. I saw it happening not only in the press but also on social media and among friends. The list of things we aren’t allowed to discuss is growing. People are being de-platformed, smeared and demonized. I believe […]

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