Through the years, as my daughter was growing up, I drew her a lot. This was before the days of cell phones, instagram, and publicly documenting everything one’s kid does. I have quite a collection of kid drawings….and some random self-portraits, etc. thrown in.
In a Chair With a Bear, charcoal, 12 x 10.5
Studio Nap, charcoal on blue paper, 21.5 x 18.5 most of the first year was spent hanging out with me while I painted
Cuddles, graphite on brown paper, 25 x 19 sweet moment between dad and daughter
Little Squirmer, charcoal, 17 x 12 always ready to model for me
Woops, charcoal, 32 x 24 You know the drill, drop-replace-drop-replace-
Breakfast of Champions, pastel on ochre paper, 8.5 x 12
Little Helper, charcoal, 24 x 23 just learning to walk
Studio Assistant , charcoal on buff Stonehenge, 30 x 22 many days during grad school, I had company while I worked
Drawing on the Porch, charcoal on tan paper, 19 x 14
Yardwork, charcoal on buff Stonehenge paper, 21 x 29 the year after grad school involved lots of wood chopping while we were housesitting
Wood Chopping Baby Sitting , charcoal on buff Stonehenge, 22 x 30 Sometimes you just have to multi-task
Cranky Baby, charcoal on green pastel paper, 19 x 24 (that’s actually the name of this doll, which goes “wah wah” when you tip it over)
Nap Time, graphite on cream Stonehenge paper, 21.5 x 29 always easier to catch them when they’re asleep
Sous Chef, 29 x 19.5 charcoal What a great thing when your kids want to help you in the kitchen!
Drawing on the Floor, charcoal on tan paper, 9.5 x 12.5
Home Invasion, graphite on cream rag paper, 18.5 x 13 loved those little people and their farms and houses
Sketchbook, charcoal, 17 x 12.5 Like mother like daughter
Zoned Out, charcoal on buff paper, 29 x 21 everyone’s kid looks like this watching TV, no?
Couch Potato, charcoal, 18.5 x 24 again, probably watching TV…..!
Lap Cat, pastel, 13 x 9.5 no cats anymore, but still have the memories
Self-Portrait at 34-ish, graphite, 20 x 16
Self Portrait, graphite, 25 x 19 two pencils are better than one?
Self Portrait w/balloon, charcoal and pastel on grey paper, 25 x 19 although there really was no balloon, just thought I’d add one
Dozing While Pregnant, charcoal on buff paper, 29 x 21 I had the good fortune to have several pregnant models in my classrooms
Tortoise Pair, charcoal, 13 x 20 drawn from life in Italy, where they are called “tartaruga”
Dead Bird, charcoal on warm paper, 18 x 26
Dead Deer, graphite, 26 x 42 hmmm, there seems to be a theme going on here