I thought it might be fun to show you my first prize winning composition.  Her name is "Granny"
and I drew her in high school for my mom.  Mom made me take it to show my art teacher.  My art teacher then made me put it in the upcoming Bourbon County Art Fair.  Low and behold it took First Place!  Never in a million years would I have dreamed that a sketch would win anything, let alone my sketch!
     As it turns out,  sketching is a highly desirable venue to art judges.  it is VERY difficult to become a good painter without first becoming good at drawing.  Very few people draw any more.  The judges don't like that.  They really like to see sketches in art shows, my friends!  Keep that in mind, and you may have an advantage in the future!

     I always keep a small sketch pad in the glove box of my car and try to use it often.  Cameras have sadly taken over, but they DON'T hone art skills! ( except for photography and that's not what I'm talking about here)

     Anyway,  here is "Granny"  I hope you like her.  She is an "oldie but goodie". Uh oh, I just dated myself!   I didn't frame her for many years so she has spots and blemishes.  Don't YOU make that mistake!

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