This is chalk drawing I made of swans. I am experimenting this week with three different mediums which have been used by artists for thousands of years: chalk, Chinese ink sticks, and encaustic [melted wax mixed with pigment]. I am doing that just for fun and variety mostly while I am thinking in my mind how to go about the oil painting I began weeks ago, and got to point where I thought it was all wrong, so decided to let it rest for a while and re-group mentally. Sketching and drawing are stress relieving measures for me and always have been. This drawing of swans is 8 x11 on inkjet paper. I got the idea of using chalk from studying the "old Masters" artist for ideas on how to arrange the oil painting I am painting on. The "old Masters" [world reknown artists at masters level of skill] used red and white chalk to do their studies and it occurred to me that those drawings are still in existence in museums so that must be a durable form of making sketches. I bought an assortment of chalks to experiment with and these sketches are some of those. This sketch is not "fixed" to the paper [yet]. As usual I signed these sketches, photographed them, uploaded them and posted them to this blog of mine. I signed this particular sketch with a marker to see if marker would write over chalk and it did.
This sketch is also chalk but I signed it in ink. It is 8 x 11 on inkjet paper. I bought a new sketchbook a few days ago and I began by putting sketches in it that were chalk pigment mixed with wax which took much longer to dry, so while it was drying, I made sketches on inkjet paper. This is probably sketch #12 I have made of a peacock over time.
This is the sketch I made of chalk mixed with encaustic wax. It is not made with the process some folks use to create encaustic however. I mixed it with some soft wax from a candle that is in a container which is obviously mixed with some type of oil to soften it. So it is very similar in drying time to painting with oils. The part of this sketch that is encaustic is the darker blue background and I "painted" it with a palette knife. The "flowers" are inktense with a wash of water over them. Inktense is a wonderful medium because it becomes permanent when washed over with water and because I can draw with it when I am laying down. I have much "down time" still from trauma and injuries that are permanent that were caused to me by others.
This is my copyright notice for this blog and all content, all art, all photos and words on it .
This is one of my personal logos that I made on the computer with a mouse not a paint brush or ink pen to define who I am.
The seal of my alma mater of Georgia Baptist College of Nursing where I graduated years ago, and took state licensing boards in the state of Georgia, also years ago, and have a Registered Professional Nurse license in Missouri but first had a license in Georgia for many years.
This is a display I made to show the world that I am also a graduate of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and the symbols on this display I made are symbols known to represent the University of Georgia in Athens Georgia.
This is one of my photos of the U S flag that I photographed on walkabout to remind all that I am a US citizen born in the state of Georgia and therefore I have all protections of the U S Constitution INCLUDING the first amendment. Of course, you can see more of the art I made on these blogs of mine and remember each is different created one by one at different times and with different content by me.:
https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com; updated by me Gloria on 4th July to make a happy independence day sketch that I made then and with words and a signature of Thomas Jefferson included ;
https://gloria0817.blogspot.com; updated by me Gloria on 3rd of July 2015 with sketches I made
https://gpoole817.blogspot.com; updated by me Gloria on 28th of June 2015 to add sketch of yellow flower that I made that day with different method;
https://artist-gloriapoole.blogspot.com; updated by me Gloria 4th July 2015 6\to add in sketches I made yesterday
https://gloriapoole-paintings.blogspot.com; updated by me Gloria on 28th of June with bright yellow sunflowers sketch that I made
https://gloriapoole.wordpress.com; updated by me 30th of June 2015 to add sketch of underwater coral that I made that day
https://gloriapoole1749.wordpress.com; updated by me Gloria on 21st of June 2015 to put sketch I made and named 'sunset fishing" with rod and reel ;
https://gloriapoole.livejournal.com; updated by me on 3rd June to put watercolor sketch I made & named "path to success"
http://gloriapoole-UK.livejournal.com; updated by me on 1st July 2015 to put sketch of bird in flight in encaustic wax method, that I made that day
https://gloriapoole-RN-artist.blogspot.com; updated by me Gloria on 26th of June to write health care laws
https://tapestry-of-life-LLP.blogspot.com; updated by me Gloria to write words "live your life.."
https://words-that-work-LLP.blogspot.com; up[dated by me Gloria on 25th of June 2015
https://publishing-life.blogspot.com; updated by me Gloria on 20 May 2015
https://cartooning-by-gloriapoole.blogspot.com; includes the story that I wrote and illustrated & named "The adventures of lady bugs that give picnics"
https://picasaweb.google.com/gloriapoole with many photos of #art I made since year 2006.
and other sites and blogs also including this one: https://sites.google.com/site/lifetv/.
Also, you may follow me on twitter on 5 different twitter accounts including @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; @tweetie0817; @Tartan_Bliss;@ProlifeNurse and @personhood1.
Copyright notice : This blog and all content, all words, all photos and all art on it were created and posted by me Gloria Poole , RN, artist of Missouri and Georgia, signed by me, photographed by me and uploaded by me. Usually I sign the art I create as simply Gloria since that is my first name I was born with; but on pencil and or ink drawings I sometimes also sign my born with surname of Poole which is my legal name again because I resumed it by Court order after both divorces. I am also known on the web and in real life as Gloria; Gloria Poole; Gloria J Poole; Gloria Poole, RN, artist; and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; Ms Gloria Poole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapoole_RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo; gloria0817; gpoole817; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; artist-gloria; Poole,Gloria; gloriapoole1749; and other variations of my real, born with, and legal name of Gloria Poole. For the record, I am a white, twice divorced, Southern Baptist, born again, Christian, woman and the mother of two grown daughters who are named Jennifer and Leigh. I am also a prolife activist, blogger, artist in all mediums; photographer for my own purposes, Registered Nurse with a license in Missouri but before that for most of my life in the state of Georgia, U.S. citizen born in the state of Georgia; University of Georgia alum, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing alum, writer, illustrator, author, personhood promoter. This blog may not be downloaded, nor copied individually or collectively as a whole; nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor may the photos or art on it be reproduced or saved to disk by anyone . Repeat for emphasis: I create all content on this blog and I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog collectively and individually as single posts. All telephones listed on this account and any account of mine on the web belong to me personally and are in my apartment in Missouri or in my possession at all times. Some of my numbers are wired, landline telephones and some are mobile phones. This blog and all blogs that I create and that contain my words I wrote and or art I made and signed and or photos that I photographed belong exclusively to me Gloria Poole, of Missouri and Georgia. Copyright. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole /gloria-poole /gloria.poole/ Ms Gloria Poole/ Poole Gloria / G-L-O-R-I-A / gloriapoole1749 /gloria0817 /gpoole817 / gloriapooleRN at yahoo / gloriapoole.RN / artist-gloriapoole /Gloria Poole,RN,artist / cartooning-by-gloriapoole /photo-by-gloriapoole /gloriapoole-paintings; gloriapoole-artist, and other variations of my real name with or without my professional status as Registered Nurse and with or without numbers after my name, at my own private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone and neither is my equipment nor phones shared with anyone, and neither is my isp account shared with anyone which means no one is authorized to log into any account of mine anywhere but me. /signed/ Gloria Poole, RN, artist; at my apt in Missouri on 5th July 2015 at 7:27am.