Sunday, April 13, 2008


10x12 Coloured Pencil

My confidence received a much needed boost recently thanks to Mike Sibley. You will all have heard of Mike, I’m sure, and his website Starving Artists. This site was set up as a means to help promote emerging artists and their work and of which I am a proud member. Those familiar with Starving Artists will know about ‘the Editors Choice’ section on the front page where a different drawing /painting is chosen by Mike to go here each month. Well, I’m delighted to say, my drawing of Red was chosen for this month.

To say I was pleased is an understatement – there are so many talented artists, many whose work I admire a great deal, who are members here so I was up against excellent competition.

Mike had this to say about Red – “I admire this drawing by our Gold member Laura Hardie for its simplicity, accuracy, character, textures, rich and vibrant colouring... the list goes on. Laura has produced a great piece and her attention to detail gives life while not intruding on the viewing pleasure. It adheres to my favourite advice by Pierre Parisien: "Don't show me that what you are doing is difficult".

This really couldn’t have come at a better time for me – thank you Mike.


Anonymous said...

Congrats Laura, it is well deserved as this is super a drawing.

Laura said...

Thanks Victoria:-D

Paulette said...

It looks to me like it is well deserved kudos! Beautiful work!