Monday, September 8, 2014

Peacock abstract sketch and surreal sketch by Gloria Poole of Missouri

. I, Gloria Poole, drew this with watercolor pencils then used a wet brush to wash over it. Then signed it and then photographed it several times with and without flash on camera. I think peacocks are some of the most gorgeous creatures on the earth. I wish I owned one! I have sketched them several times trying to "capture" with pencils and brushes their beauty but so far, it doesn't come close to the splendor of the real thing [the peacock] . This is watercolor on 91 x 12 paper. I created other sketches of peacocks intermittently since about 1999 I found the page where I had posted other peacock sketches I drew, painted at :

. This second sketch is obviously surreal. It's just a fun sketch, no "theme" intended, and not much thought put into it. I was thinking about another sketch I created in past few days and couldn't decide if I believe in aliens. I drew with watercolor pencils, put "wash" with water over it with brush, signed, photographed , uploaded it. I myself have photographed many times what appears to be a spaceship and I uploaded some of those photos at different times to online albums of mine and blogs. So, the sketch sort of morphed from an abstract to an surreal when I added in the alien hand. This is also watercolor 9 x 12 inches.

This third sketch is the one I was thinking about as I was drawing the second sketch. I couldn't quite decide if I wanted that to be a grasshopper or an alien! So, it influenced my thinking/drawing on the above sketch. I actually drew this third sketch before I drew the second one and thought on it a few days, decided to leave it as it was. I drew this on dry media paper [which I often do--start with graphite pencils, decide to paint over it,] so it looks very different on that sort of paper.

Also, I paint with watercolors [from tubes] and also liquid acrylics, and goauche, and tempera and also oils. Occasionally I paint with the thick acrylics that come in jars. And occasionally I create with powdered pastels [applied with special tools] and pastel sticks. And I draw with graphite, charcoal. watercolor pencils, chalk pencils, acrylic [polychrome ] pencils at different times. I draw often when I am resting from exhaustion so I use pencils to create the basic idea then paint it or not. I vary the medium to learn, and also just because I want variety in the art I create.
1 Sept 2014: Copyright notice: this blog and all content on it is created by me and owned by me Gloria Poole residing in Missouri but born in the state of Georgia, and it is covered by U S copyright law. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog and to all content on it, all words, all photos, and all art represented by photos that I photographed. I have the actual, tangible art I created and photographed. This blog and or its individual posts may not be transferred to anyone anywhere,nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor be saved to disk, nor downloaded, nor printed at remote, nor copied, nor photo-copied [screen-captured] , nor in any way with any method be reproduced. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all words, art and photos I create with any method of technique or medium on any surface anywhere any location any reason or no reason, whether or not I photograph it on any camera, phone, etc, and whether or not I publicly display it anywhere. I have never signed a blanket waiver of my copyrights to art I have created and do not have an artist's rep [agent] to represent me, and never did]. I drew, painted, signed, photographed and uploaded all art on this blog and on any blog of mine.

For the record and to establish provenance of art I have already created also: the art I have created and signed and posted to this blog of mine is part of an on-going series of art I created since year 1991 beginning in Atlanta, GA that "blossomed" in year 2005 in Aurora, Colorado when I lived there for one year [May 2006-May 2007, and art began to really become an integral part of my efforts to save the baby humans from premeditated destruction. In 2005, I began to realize I could use the art to illustrate my talking points in some cases, and to build a secondary "career' for me as artist. In the year 2006 when I had endured and lived to tell about it a violent crash down a flight of stairs and had trauma, fractures, concussion, because my then-husband DBP was scheming a way to kill me to 'make it look like an accident" and he tried to twist off my broken leg, I had immobility for months except on crutches. As I sat with leg propped up I began to draw daily and paint to occupy the time and my mind. I also began to post art to the web on my blogs and websites, and also photographs I had photographed. I began a series of art then that is named "ethnic series by Gloria" [me] to attempt to draw and paint an art work of every ethnic group tribe, language, culture in the world and I created eight initial oil paintings in the first batch and posted them to the web on domains of mine. I moved from Aurora to zip code 80203 for 2 and 1/2 years and then moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession at that time. I paint some of the sketches I created in do-overs into oils on canvas and those are very visible on the web. I put many of them on my mini exhibit of art at, and also on my Picasa albums at

I, Gloria Poole, am a white, Southern Baptist Christian, woman, single-again, twice-divorced,natural mother of only two children who are grown daughters named Jennifer and Leigh, and also a republican, personhood promoter, prolife activist-blogger, photographer, artist in all mediums, poet, author, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, University of Georgia alumna, U S citizen born in the state of Georgia [but I lived in several places including New York, UK briefly, Nebraska, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina], former TV producer,tweeter, Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri [but before that in Georgia, UK, other states], writer for words that WORK, and Tapestry of LIFE, photographer, and citizen journo . Gloria Poole is my real, born with legal name and I resumed my full maiden name including my surname of Poole legally by Court order at the time of divorce from male DBP in Colorado in Oct, 2007 at Centennial, Colorado; and I also removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore at the time of final decree in Oct 2007 . I was glad to end that four year horrible marriage of multiple trauma and injuries to me caused by male DBP, [which I testified about in Court on several occasions ]. That second divorce is public record in the state of Colorado, and my first divorce is public record in the state of Georgia. I have created art regularly since 1991, and I had formal training in drawing and in mixing colors /paint and painting in oils and I post much of the art I create on blogs of mine. You can see some of that art on one of my name blogs at and see the about me page of that blog for the list of art blogs I own and post art too, that are all different. .

Copyright. Gloria Poole also known as Gloria on art I create and sign and Gloria Poole, RN, artist and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; artist-gloriapoole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; Ms. Gloria Poole; Poole.Gloria; gloriapoole-paintings; cartooning-by-gloriapoole; photo-by-gloriapoole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN is standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse, at my own, private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, on 8 Sept 2014 at 11:40am.