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Recently, I have been working on some quick sketches based on shapes I see in my texture photos, or in stains and so forth around the house. According to Drawing on the right side of the brain, by Betty Edwards, this is a technique Leonardo Da Vinci  taught to his students. I have found it less frustrating to use this method than drawing something from real life, since it does not require rendering something three-dimensional into something two-dimensional. It is also a create way to boost creativity, especially when having a hard time figuring out what to draw.
sketch of a girl reading by Dawna Morton
sketch of a girl reading by Dawna Morton> ~ssee it framed

Sketch of a little girl, with curly hair and a pony tail sticking up on top of her head, reading a book.
This was inspired by a group of fingerprints on some furniture.
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sketch of a girl reading on zazzle.com sunrise Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change.

sketch of a sheep by Dawna Morton
sketch of a sheep by Dawna Morton

sketch of a sheep by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

Sketch of a wooly white sheep.

The idea for this one came from a little weed I saw in the grass which was ringed with a crown of little white dots.

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Sheep Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change.

sketch of a woman with windswept hair and long ponytail by Dawna Morton
sketch of a woman with windswept hair and long pony tail by Dawna Morton
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Sketch of a young woman with windswept hair and long flowing  pony tail gazing into the distance with a loving and kind expression. —

Inspired by some scribbles that some kids I know left on the banister at my friend’s house.

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golden Columbia river sunrise 3on RedBubble: cards starting at US $1.92,
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golden Columbia river sunrise 3 on zazzle.com fine art Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change.

Determination of young Amelia Earhart by Dawna Morton
Determination of young Amelia Earhart by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

Inspired by Amelia Earhart, a young female aviator stares down anyone or any situation that might challenge her abilities–daring them to tell her she can’t accomplish her goals. Clouds, or smoke may billow and threaten to envelop her, the wind may storm and blow, but she will face them with grit and determination… she WILL overcome.

I got the idea for this sketch after leaving a galvanized steel wool scrubber at the bottom of my sink, leaving an interesting rust pattern.

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Determination of young Amelia Earharton RedBubble: cards starting at US $1.92,
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Determination of young Amelia Earhart on zazzle.com Amelia Earhart Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change.

Determination of Young Amelia Earhart is also now on fineartamerica

sketch of a girl reading, adventure by Dawna Morton
sketch of a girl reading, adventure by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

A girl with funky, twisted, hot pink, horn rimmed glasses reads an adventure novel, as the textured background creates the impression of a magical glowing light emanating from the book bringing it to live in vivid imagination. She bites her lip in suspense as the scenes play out in her mind while she reads.

–from an interesting abstract pattern in the linoleum at my friend’s house

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sketch of a girl reading, adventure on zazzle.com literacy Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change.

and now on fineartamerica too 🙂

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Michael at the Waterpump, water-soluble oils on gessoed paper, 11 1/16″ x 15 1/16″, 2001. Intellectual property of Dawna Morton. All rights reserved. Do not copy in any form. At a scenic campsite in the forested hills surrounding Oakridge, Oregon, a child and his mother discover the joy of an old-fashioned red water pump after feasting on huckleberries. Poised in mid-stroke of the pump the mother’s figure is bathed half in sunlight and half in dappled shadow with a sense of continuing motion. As the crystal clear mountain water cascades from the spout Michael washed the huckleberry stains from his tiny fingers in joy and wonderment. Surrounding this nostalgic scene is an array of pacific northwest foliage and trees rendered in impressionistic strokes.

I recently created many product on zazzle.com featuring this nostalgic painting. Here is one of several fridge magnets which would make a great inexpensive mother’s day gift or just an everyday expression of appreciation.

michael at the waterpump magnet
michael at the waterpump by dlmtleArt
Get your fridge magnets online at zazzle

Also available is this clear frosted glass mug, perfect for anything frosty cold or piping hot. See your drink peeking through photos, images, or text designs. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Imported.  This design is also available on other mug styles, colors, and sizes. Feel free to customize the text with your own unique message for your mom or other loved one.

Here is the default message I have designed on the left hand side of the mug. It says “Sometimes the simple things bring the greatest joy… Happy Mother’s Day to a great mom!” I think it’s a pretty great message, but you may like something else better. So if you’d like to change the inscription for someone besides your mom and have it say happy mother’s day to a wonderful grandma, or aunt, of wife or even change it so it is for another occasion like the birth of a child or something else, go ahead…


I also designed this bumper sticker as a souvenir for those of us who love to the beautiful small town of Oakridge, Oregon–or it can be customized for another small rural town of your choosing 😉
on the inside the card reads:
“sometimes the simple things bring the most joy…
thanks for all the special moments filled with magic and wonder!”
Next is this earth friendly, economical, and stylish reusable shopping bag featuring my painting. It is also customizable  and available in other colors and styles.
Below are two stamps featuring Michael at the Waterpump. You can mail that special note or card with class and style…
michael at the waterpump stamp
michael at the waterpump by dlmtleArt
Make custom stamps online at zazzle.com
michael at the waterpump stamp
michael at the waterpump by dlmtleArt
See all other stamps available at Zazzle
Several items not featured here include mousepads, post cards, shirts and more… they can be seen in my zazzle gallery.
Images and content on this blog are the intellectual property of  Dawna Morton.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Do not copy.
Dawna’s Buy               my art Gallery of Greeting Cards, Matted Prints, and T-shirts at RedBubble Buy               art

Dawna’s Fine Art Prints at imagekind.com

Dawna’s Zazzle Gallery of items featuring her Art and Photography

Dawna’s art on FineArtAmerica

Dawna’s art on Amazon

Visit Dawna’s fan page and become a fan on facebook!

see Dawna’s art & photography with the poetry of Glennis Roper
http://PoemsProseAndArtistry.imagekind.com/
http://www.zazzle.com/poemsproseartistry*
http://www.redbubble.com/people/poemsproseart

Buy my t-shirts

 

You can also find Dawna on flickr

 


Michael at the Waterpump

Michael at the Waterpump by Dawna Morton

Water soluble oils on gessoed paper, 11 1/16″ x 15 1/16″, 2001. Intellectual property of Dawna Morton. All rights reserved. Do not copy in any form.

At a scenic campsite in the forested hills surrounding Oakridge, Oregon, a child and his mother discover the joy of an old-fashioned red water pump after feasting on huckleberries. Poised in mid-stroke of the pump the mother’s figure is bathed half in sunlight and half in dappled shadow with a sense of continuing motion. As the crystal clear mountain water cascades from the spout Michael washed the huckleberry stains from his tiny fingers in joy and wonderment. Surrounding this nostalgic scene is a array of pacific northwest foliage and trees rendered in impressionistic strokes.

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