Drawing to Inspire Bonsai Styling

I taught drawing to inspire styling your bonsai trees workshop to the Susquehanna Bonsai Club and to my club in Centre County, the Happy Valley Bonsai Club, over the last few months. The images above show the progression of the drawing of the front and then the back of a ficus tree planted over rock. WeContinue reading “Drawing to Inspire Bonsai Styling”

Great Horned Owl @ Shaver’s Creek by Ann Taylor-Schmidt

I donated this lovely little color pencil, graphite, acrylic medium and gouache piece of mixed media to the Art Alliance of Central PA for a September fundraiser. This subtle 5″ x 7″ on archival cream paper was adhered with wrapped edges to a 3/4″ block of sanded birch plywood with hardware for hanging. I hopeContinue reading “Great Horned Owl @ Shaver’s Creek by Ann Taylor-Schmidt”

Prep to Teach Gesture Drawing

I am getting ready to teach a gesture drawing workshop for the Central Pennsylvania Art Alliance in October. This is one of my posters useful in talking to a class about the concepts involved. Gesture is the Tai Chi of Drawing – Sensing the energy in the scene and incorporating that movement, emotion, vibrance toContinue reading “Prep to Teach Gesture Drawing”