I made this for my sister. We just learned that she is pregnant with a little girl, so I wanted to make her something in pink. [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”9.0.0″ movie=”http://www.kenswinson.com/media/pinkFlowers.swf” width=”600″ height=”350″ targetclass=”flashmovie”] [/kml_flashembed]
This game above is simple, and shouldn’t need instructions, but you can use the photo below for clues.
The other day, I was in New Richmond, Ohio, and while sitting beside the river, I did a little bit of sketching of the marina, and the houses facing the river. It’s such a charming little village and scene, when I got home, I used my sketch for this relatively large (for me) original charcoal drawing. I love the river, and New Richmond is one of those great little places to watch the river roll by.
Ever since my trip to Mexico, I have had a new appreciation for charcoal drawing. It was inspiring to see how beautifully you can express yourself as an artist-using very basic materials. The biggest limitations are your imagination.
Sometimes sheep are used to represent people who don’t think for themselves, but follow the group. I love the symbolism of the rogue sheep, jumping the fence to explore the rest of the farm.
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.