Friday, September 12, 2014

Northwest grizzlies plus other sketches by Gloria Poole of Missouri

Northwest grizzlies sketch by Gloria Poole of Missouri; 12 Sept 2014. I drew this sketch because one of my brothers and his wife just returned from the Pacific Northwest and they came by to see me here in Missouri. I have wanted to visit British Columbia for years! It is beginning to look as if that is merely a "wanderlust dream" of mine. I think every sibling I have has been there but me. I have relatives in Tacoma, Washington and they own bison [or did] and I always wanted to go there.  I admit this sketch was harder than I thought it would be because I have never painted grizzlies before [except I did paint a cartoon named "Bertha Brown Bear' to illustrate the story I wrote ; and you can see that on my cartooning main site at ]. This grizzlies sketch looked so awful to begin with that I almost tore it up, but thought, "just keep on keeping on, maybe it will evolve." So this is the my version of grizzlies that have different species.  At first, the "bear" in front looked more like a wolf! I had to re-draw that a few times, and it still is not perfect, merely better. Remember sketches are to finished paintings as rough drafts are to manuscripts. This is acrylic on 9 x 12 watercolor paper and it had no preliminary drawing , meaning that I created it to begin with a brush and paint. I do that on occasion but usually I draw in the basics first to get an idea how I want it to look before using paint [which is less forgiving than watercolor or graphite pencils.] 

Ibis bird sketch by Gloria Poole of Missouri; 12 Sept 2014; mixed media of watercolors and acrylics; done over several times to arrive at this before I quit in exasperation with it. It's not perfect by any stretch of imagination, but you can see the basics of a real bird named Ibis standing in water. 

This is the do-over sketch into acrylics of the watercolor drawing you see below it. I  named this married couple sketch 3 and I was trying to draw a particular pose of a wife looking over her husband's shoulder affectionately. This is the acrylic painted version of the watercolor drawing that is below this photo. 

Watercolor preliminary drawing of married couple sketch 3 [because I have created two other sketches of married couples that are totally different. One of those is on this same blog and the other one is on a different blog of mine and I THINK I put it on; or so scroll to fid it. I keep records of what I post to where as a general rule but it's easier to let viewers find it by scrolling archives or by googling it. I discovered that Google [ GOD bless 'em] are indexing much [or all? ] of the art I post on web. I love Google and always have! They help me tremendously. Reminder that I am NOT on Facebook nor Pinterest and never was by any name or moniker  because of their refusal to honor copyrighted original art. 
12 Sept 2014: Copyright notice: this blog and all content on it is created by me and owned by me  Gloria Poole residing in Missouri but born in the state of Georgia, and it is covered by U S copyright law. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog and to all content on it, all words, all photos, and all art represented by photos that I photographed. I have the actual, tangible art I created and photographed.  This blog and or its individual posts may not be transferred to anyone anywhere, nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor be saved to disk, nor downloaded, nor printed at remote,  nor copied, nor photo-copied [screen-captured] , nor in any way wit any method be reproduced. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all words, art and photos I create  with any method of technique or medium on any surface anywhere any location any reason or no reason, whether or not I photograph it on any camera, phone, etc, and whether or not I publicly display it anywhere. I have never signed a blanket waiver of my copyrights to art I have created and do not have an artist's rep [agent] to represent me, and never did].  I drew,  painted, signed, photographed and uploaded all art on this blog and on any blog of mine.
For the record and to establish provenance of art I have already created also: the art I have created and signed and posted to this blog of mine is part of an on-going series of art I created since year 1991 beginning in Atlanta, GA that "blossomed"  in year 2005 in  Aurora, Colorado when I lived there for one year [May 2006-May 2007, and art began to really become an integral part of my efforts to save the baby humans from premeditated destruction. In 2005, I began to realize I could use the art to illustrate my talking points in some cases, and to build a secondary "career' for me as artist. In the year 2006 when I had endured and lived to tell about it a violent crash down a flight of stairs and had trauma, fractures, concussion, because my then-husband DBP was scheming a way to kill me to 'make it look like an accident" and he tried to twist off my broken leg, I had immobility for months except on crutches. As I sat with leg propped up I began to draw daily and paint to occupy the time and my mind. I also began to post art to the web on my blogs and websites, and also photographs I had photographed. I began a series of art then that is named "ethnic series by Gloria" [me] to attempt to draw and paint an art work of every ethnic group tribe, language, culture in the world and I created eight initial oil paintings in the first batch and posted them to the web on domains of mine.  I moved from Aurora to zip code 80203 for 2 and 1/2 years and then moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession at that time. I paint some of the sketches I created  in do-overs into oils on canvas and those are very visible on the web. I put many of them on my mini exhibit of art at, and also on my Picasa albums at
 I, Gloria Poole, am a white, Southern Baptist Christian, woman, single-again, twice-divorced,natural mother of only two children who are grown daughters named Jennifer and Leigh, and also a republican, personhood promoter, prolife activist-blogger, photographer, artist in all mediums, poet, author, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, University of Georgia alumna, U S citizen born in the state of Georgia [but I lived in several places including New York, UK briefly, Nebraska, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina], former TV producer,tweeter, Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri [but before that in Georgia, UK, other states], owner/writer for words that WORK, and Tapestry of LIFE, photographer, and citizen journo . Gloria Poole is my real, born with legal name and I resumed my full maiden name including my surname of Poole legally by Court order at the time of divorce from male DBP in Colorado in Oct, 2007 at Centennial, Colorado; and I also removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore at the time of final decree in Oct 2007 . I was glad to end that four year horrible marriage of multiple trauma and injuries to me caused by male DBP, [which I testified about in Court on several occasions ].  That second divorce is public record in the state of Colorado, and my first divorce is public record in the state of Georgia. I have created art regularly since 1991, and I had formal training in drawing and in mixing colors /paint and painting in oils and I post much of the art I create on blogs of mine. You can see some of that art on one of my name blogs at and see the about me page of that blog for the list of art blogs I own and post art too, that are all different. Also, remember that I am not an employee of anyone and "work" [draw, sketch, paint, write, blog, tweet] from my own private apt in my own private "studio" areas for my own purposes. Any one who tells you they are my "boss" are liars and identity thieves and cyber-criminals at remote who broke into my accounts. Also, remember that I have a landline telephone in Missouri where I have lived since oct 2009.
Copyright. Gloria Poole also known as Gloria on art I create and sign and in real life since it is my first name;  and as  Gloria Poole, RN, artist and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; artist-gloriapoole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; Ms. Gloria Poole; Poole.Gloria; gloriapoole-paintings; cartooning-by-gloriapoole; photo-by-gloriapoole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN is standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse, and other variations of my real, born with , legal name of Gloria Poole, at my own, private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, on 12 Sept 2014 at 11:40am.