“Respect”

“Respect”; 9.5” x 16” colored pencil and graphite drawing on Arches paper; October 28, 2019 by Diana Mae Potts.

A photo I took while bicycling

A photo of rose hips against an empty space I found while bicycling a few weeks ago.

During the coming two weeks my time is freed up to be able to make sketches and drawings of studies of my ethnic doll collection and textile studies.  Some of the drawings will be shown here.  They will be part of my exploring and inquiry to express the diversity of our world and to share the richness of humanity through art.

 

Over the next several weeks come here to enjoy this journey through art.

Holiday Paintings Coming Up

From now until Christmas, for the most part, I’ll be doing doll portraits and/or lady and bird paintings.

 

Stay tuned…

 

Diana

New Art Coming Soon

In the coming weeks I’ll be working on ACEOs.

Acrylic Painting Gallery Wrapped Canvas Folk Art Face Portrait Potts

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“Improvisational Queen II”

“Improvisational Queen From a Doll II”
6″ x 6″ x 1 1/2″; acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas; January 10, 2015; Diana Mae Potts

Using a doll as a stepping stone I improvised this painting. This is from the same doll that was used in the previous post. This week it seems to be all about bringing the queen out that is within.

We all have a life that we lead. Why not bring out the best in us as though we are the regents of our own lives.

Enjoy!

Diana

“Improvisational Queen From a Doll I”

“Improvisational Queen From a Doll I”

“Dolls, Culture and Imagination”

I’ve designated the year 2015 to be the time I explore making drawings and paintings utilizing my doll collection and imagination.

This week one doll has created a theme of Queens. Each painting is a different take on a portrait using a doll that seems to be in aFrench maid’s uniform from one or two centuries ago.

On January 5th or 6th I made this one:

“Improvisational Queen From a Doll I”
6″ x 6″ x 1 1/2″; acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas; January 6, 2015; Diana Mae Potts.

Enjoy!

Diana

“Improvisational Queen From a Doll I”

“Dolls, Culture and Imagination” I’ve designated the year 2015 to be the time I explore making drawings and paintings utilizing my doll collection and imagination. This week one doll has created a theme of Queens. Each painting is a different take on a portrait using a doll that seems to be in aFrench maid’s uniform from one or two centuries ago. On January 5th or 6th I made this one: “Improvisational Queen From a Doll I” 6″ x 6″ x 1 1/2″; acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas; January 6, 2015; Diana Mae Potts. Enjoy! Diana

“Dolls and Culture”: 2015 Yearlong Project

In 2014 a friend texted me saying that she found a couple of bags full of dolls from all over the world from around the 1960s at a yard sale and would I want them. She knew that I already have a collection of ethnic dolls. The price was really low and I said yes.

I love big projects and figured that this coming year’s project would be to do art based on these dolls or using them as stepping stones for ideas.

I’ve gathered materials and art supplies for doing this and have a couple of places set up in my home/studio to work in.

Some pieces will be big, some will be smaller and they will be on canvas or paper.

The theme will be about exploring cultures and the interactions between them and making openings to appreciate diversity in the world through art.

The first piece will be posted here in the coming days.

Please stop by…

Diana

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