Saturday, February 24, 2018

An Incomplete Portrait of Annalise

Portrait of Annalise isn't quite finished yet but here's a peek:

Now 'tis true you won't find Annalise in my FineArtAmerica Portfolio though you can browse the drawings there 24/7 as you please!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Portrait of an 'Incomplete Gal' - now Vivian Astoria!

*February 22, 2018: A few days ago I posted here a partially drawn image titled, 'Incomplete Gal' (name this drawing)'. Today I shall post the completed (fini!) pencil portrait of....

Vivian Astoria McClellan and here she is now...

Sending Thanks to All my Facebook Friends (you know who ya are) who suggested possible names for this visage, this character study in pencil!

But why 'McClellan'? For fun. And because for me it represents a 'mysterious' or hidden ancestral line due to 17th century morals (or their lack!) when titled gentlemen kept mistresses as if they were kings (the gentlemen, not the mistresses). And so it seems that if one of my Webb ancestors, John D. Webb, is in the line of a certain immigrant-to-America Thomas Terrance Webb as he apparently is, Thomas took 'Webb' from his mother's family (she, Ann Webb of Colerain, Ireland) and his papa was her main squeeze, Thomas McClellan so long hidden (as things now appear hundreds of years on). If you're wondering, the answer is No, Ann was not his only mistress. (Follow the Thomas McClellan link and scroll almost all the way down to the DF41 Webb Cluster paragraph.)

Which only shows that you never know which sort of nougat you'll bite into when shaking your family tree!

Now as you know, the McClellan surname through the centuries has picked up multiple spellings as so many surnames do and you'll find them and other historic details about the family if you check out the MacLellan Clan pages!

To close, here again is Version One of Vivian Astoria McClellan just to keep both images on the same page (although they are the same drawing!):

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New! Incomplete Gal (Name This Drawing)

In the olden days of Secret Moon Art ('round about 2005 and beyond) I sometimes posted unfinished drawings in this gallery, then published the complete version a bit later. Since I recently began drawing again, the urge to return to this 2-step practice has overtaken my best judgment.

So here is my latest attempt--its working title, Incomplete Gal:

Of course, in a certain sense, as long as we're still around, we're all incomplete, are we not?

Even so, if you'd like to see the finished drawing, please share this post and/or comment...your suggestions for her name are welcome too! Does the gal pictured above favor anyone you know?

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Fractured Girl - a drawing

Here's another drawing from my 'Fractured' series and this lady has a seer quality, yes?