Occasionally we like to showcase artists at Gallery at Marina Square that work in a specific media—this time we would like to highlight a couple of our artists who draw—with pencil, charcoal, ink, crayon, or any other type of drawing medium.
Ardella (Jo) Swanberg—Drawing
Jo Swanberg keeps a small sketch book in her purse and she draws whenever she has to wait for someone. She keeps another one in her plein air art supplies and makes a drawing in it before she starts a painting. She uses only ink because one year she kept forgetting to put a pencil in her supplies and had to use Micron pens instead. Now she only uses ink in her sketchbooks because it doesn’t smear like pencil does. She often adds watercolor to her drawings. Here are some of Jo’s drawings:
|Wednesday Irregulars © Ardella Swanberg|
|Shirley and Carl © Ardella Swanberg|
|San Simeon Pier © Ardella Swanberg|
Earlier he and his wife Kathie taught art in Newfoundland, Canada, where they also had a gallery. George’s self-discipline leads him to sketch each morning based on a theme-of-the-day he’s set up: on Mondays he draws mammals, on Tuesdays he draws bugs, etc. His drawings sometimes lead to watercolors.
Drawing or painting, George likes to give his viewers a smile.
|Magic Fish © George Asdel|
|The Tiger and the Dreamer © George Asdel|