All posts by roxannebaldwin

Independent visual artist

Back to the Subject

Yup, and the subject was bicycles, not carousel horses. You can probably see the connection, though.

Yes, it’s a little teeny girl’s bike. I’m still fishing around for a title, just the way I had to fish around for a mat. Even my in residence color consultant was stumped. So, I chose this, thing the drawing might end up on the wall of a little girl’s room. Only vivid purple can hold up to that demand.

Also, I think it’s ready for the big time!

Teensy Weensy Bike

6x4 inch image, matted to 8x10. Lightfast colored pencil on archival 100% cotton rag paper. Shipping free in the USA.

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GoodBYE, Roxyart; Hello Roxyart

This is to let you know, if you’ve been getting here via the URL roxyart.com, it will no longer get you here. Use roxannebaldwin.com, instead.

Roxyart.com was my first domain name, which I got in 1998. It has some sentimental value for me, so I hung onto it for a long time.

My first website was designed by a friend, who quickly thought of roxyart, as the domain.

That was back when I lived in Manhattan, and drew the picture above. That was when I still ❤ New York, and life was exciting. Computers were still exciting and having my own website? Just plain, wow.

Roxyart is the last memento from my life in NYC.

I was recently contacted by another artist named Roxy from the UK. Her name in Roxy Winterburn, who is an excellent artist. She gave me an offer for Roxyart.com, and I took it. I’m not sure when the actual change will take place, but she will be using the roxyart.com domain for her site. I feel pretty good about it, it’s like seeing a puppy go to a good home.

It’s About Time!

So, I continued “I Like Trees”, I did another version, which I didn’t like as much. All that work, damn it!

And on top of it, I realized, it doesn’t have what it takes, to make the Big Time.

So, this, plus the original, small, “I Like Trees”, will be on display at the next live art fair I do. Whenever Covid-19 allows art fairs. I’m hoping next year. I’m not counting on it though.

Ah, the good old days, when my hand was tighter, and I could draw clouds like this:

So, what’s next? I thought about a carousel horse, but no, they’ve been done to death. Face it, they’re pretty, but not beautiful. I think I’ve done my horse drawings for now.

Along with cats, trees, and the occasional crow, there’s another subject, I can’t seem to get enough of.

Spring Cycles

5x7 inch drawing, matted to 8 x 10 inches. Lightfast colored pencil on archival , 100% cotton rag paper. Shipping included in the USA.

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Quick

Did a revision to “Day is Done”. I guess what I thought……minimalist, less is more, and all that…. Woke up in the morning, had some coffee, and realized I had missed the mark.

Fortunately, I didn’t make a big enough boo-boo to ruin the drawing….

So, as things are going, I may take a look again at the picture below. “Day is Done”, might not be my last 2020 summer picture after all.

I LIke Trees

4 x 6 inch original drawing, matted to 8 x 10 inches. Lightfast colored pencil on archival, 100% cotton rag paper. Shipping included for the USA

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See you next time!

Day is Done

It seems to be a new thing with me. I get tired, brain fried, and that seems to be the time I decide to write a blog post.

Take from that what you will. This time I am reasonably well rested.

The subject was trees,wasn’t it?

Well,this is the newest one. It’s the complete version of the one I just posted

I started out thinking titles like “Late Afternoon ” and “Early Evening “.

Then I realized it looked like lights out at a kids’ summer camp.

So,I thought of “God is Nigh “, but that sounds too much like death.

It joined this group of drawings

The last picture of summer, here and NYC. Because, “Day is Done ” is probably the last full size drawing until fall.

Maybe I will actually do a Halloween drawing…

More Trees, Please!

Looking back on the final version of “Reserved”, I am disappointed. I had such high hopes for it. It may end up in my New Years “worst “.

Live and,with any luck at all, learn

But!

I did a drawing today, which might work large. It’s bold enough with a good solid design.

This is the small sketch. “Late Afternoon “

Oh, yes, the mask I ordered with “Floral Overload ” came today.

From this:

It’s been a long, productive day. But I am looking at my sad,empty easel.

Gotta cheer it up somehow.

But speaking of sad,it’s mid August, and soon we’ll be looking at trees like this:

They are putting Halloween projects for sale at Joanns Fabrics. Let’s not rush it. Labor day hasn’t even gotten here yet.

I like trees

Just as I like cats.

When I was in high school, another girl my age, grumbled,”Why do you do so many trees?”.

I thought it was a silly question, so I just told her “I like trees “.

In remembrance of that girl,

I have named this drawing, “I like trees”.

Honestly, I always wonder why she had the irritation in her voice.

But then, she was a teenager. Who knows what goes on in a teenager’s mind. I don’t even want to remember what was going through mine.

So, as for liking trees, I’ve decided to do a series of tree pictures,as I did with cats.

So,far, I have only done two, and a third that didn’t work out so well.

This is a copy, in spirit, of a drawing I did in high school, about the time I irritated that girl.

What I liked about that, and this drawing, was that the abundance of green, created a mood.

Of course, I shoot for trying to capture a mood in all my work

Yes,I like trees. Even winter trees.

REserved!

I’ve been under quarantine, waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test. Bit of a hairy time, but I’m negative.

Which gives me the feeling of the sun shining through. It would anyonej.

I can think of all sorts of songs with lyrics of that…but it suddenly occurred to me: Am I violating copyright doing that?

Best to be safe.

But something I have copyright on is my own work. So, here are some drawings of the sun shining through.

And my most recently finished work it this:

Not surprisingly, this is titled “Reserved”.

Okay, back to the drawing board!

Reserved

16x20 inch drawing, matted to 20x24. Lightfast colored pencil on archival 100% cotton rag paper. Shipping included.

$250.00

“I was dreaming when I wrote this…….”

That’s been my earworm today. Prince’s “1999”

I could tell you about dance parties in 1999. And 2000 zero zero. The stories are probably only interesting to other DJ’s.

But as for dreaming (real sleep dreams)

I have this recurring dream. I go into a gallery and Lo and Behold! My artwork is on display. The only catch is. the artwork is in my old style, which I abandoned long time ago.

These are the only examples I have left, although it makes a guest appearance from time to time.

Heavy on design, not so much on realistic drawing.

So, I’m going to go back for a while, with the affirmation, “I a financially successful artist”.

Maybe that will work.

Winter Visitors

16x20 inch drawing, matted to 20x24 for easy framing. Lightfast colored pencil drawing on archival 100% cotton rag paper

$250.00