Drawing: Jaimie

Jaimie 2.5×2.5 graphite on paper

In two weeks, I’ll be showing my work at the San Diego Artwalk, and the weekend after that, I’ll be at the Sierra Madre Art Fair. The details for both shows are in a newsletter I sent to my mailing list last week. If you’re not on my mailing list, you can see the newsletter here. And, if you’d like, feel free to sign up for the newsletter here. (Your info will never be share, ever, with anyone.)

Prepping for art festivals involves a lot of “paper clips” style of productivity in the studio; matting and framing, making labels, booth wall layout, art selection, promotion, hotels and travel plans, etc. Art-making slows down a little while the administrative stuff fills the day, but it’s also a good time to marinate on the next body of work. I have some fun ideas for both watercolors and printmaking projects this summer. And I still have a few pieces to post before I leave for San Diego, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ll post this little drawing unframed in my Etsy shop.

I’ve always enjoyed drawing and painting small scale

 Art Quote
At 27, Braldt Bralds accompanied a friend to New York armed with his portfolio and a list of his favorite illustrators whom he resolved to contact to get their feedback. He called a number halfway down the list and thought he’s reached the artist but, instead, had reached his agent. He explained his situation and that he was visiting from Holland. The agent replied. “Are you Braldt Bralds?” His heart stopped, and then it raced. It seemed a client of Braldt’s in Cologne had sent some of his work to the agent. “They told me that when we meet, I have to be nice to you.” said the agent.
As Braldt sat in the waiting room while the agent made some calls, the office door opened and the illustrator at the top of his list walked in.  Richard Hess looked at Braldt’s portfolio and asked, “Can you go to Time?” He replied wonderingly, “Of course.” Hess made a phone call and Braldt went for a walk.  When he arrived at the address, he suddenly realized  “Time magazine.” He was welcomed by the receptionist and ushered immediately into the office of the magazine’s former art director, Walter Bernard. After looking at Braldt’s portfolio with members of his staff, Bernard announced, “We want to give you a cover!”
Isolated Objects, John O’Hern

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7 Responses to Drawing: Jaimie

  1. Christine 04/16/2013 at 9:06 am #

    Your work is always a source of inspiration for me!

  2. Belinda Del Pesco 04/15/2013 at 8:38 pm #

    @John – Thanks for the compliment – I was going for soft, so I appreciate your comment! 🙂

  3. Belinda Del Pesco 04/15/2013 at 8:38 pm #

    @Barbara – You have me beat in the energetic department, hands down. I aim to mimic you’re speed and productivity, my dear! Thank you! xoxoxo

  4. Belinda Del Pesco 04/15/2013 at 8:37 pm #

    @Cristiane – thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m glad you feel she’s looking at you. She had a sure-of-herself gaze, and that was almost 10 years ago!

  5. John Brisson 04/15/2013 at 9:01 am #

    Super drawing. So soft looking.


  6. Barbara Muir 04/14/2013 at 7:21 pm #

    What a super artist, and energetic person you are! I am always so impressed. I love the tenderness of this one.


  7. Cristiane Marino 04/14/2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Wonderful drawing, she seems alive looking at me….
    Good luck at the art festival!
    Have a nice week.

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