Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Drawing of Linda Ronstadt.....


I drew this drawing of Linda Ronstadt when I was in my late 20's. I remember I had only done a few of these "White drawings" on black paper...it was not easy as the light and shadows are just the opposite! It was a good unique way to teach the brain something, a different way of drawing and looking at things...but very hard. Look at all the details of the musical equipment and those huge headphones in those days!...wow was that difficult and boy do I remember I was so determined to finish this and so I did! Notice the pig on her t-shirt? She loved pigs still does I think.

I have most of all my original drawings I've kept through all these years in my portfolio. Or I've sold some originals through the years but then decided to sell more prints so I can keep the originals. I haven't sold anything in over a year due to the expense of making prints and the special glossy paper and the amount I had to put out to frame and ship them off. I haven't sold a lot through my life but I have sold them throughout my life if that makes any sense?

Anyway I remember I had only done a few of these "White on black" drawings. I hope to sell more of my Artwork down the road so I can make some extra money to help me be able to pay my rent when I get my housing soon I hope. Due to being on disability now it's a rough road but there is so much I'm greatful for like still being alive and around and kicking and able to walk! With the brain damage I've recently found out I have (and have had for years apparently) and my vision problems, I am not able to draw much like I used to. My hands shake..but I can still write my poetry..thank you Angels for that! Remember this drawing is old so a bit worn and faded..but it's the real thing!..............Hope your all enjoying the Holidays...Love and Peace, Rhiannon.

10 comments:

Devika said...

This is so touching dear...
the way you say about yourself...

only a deeply spiritual person can talk with such detachment..

Nice artwork, Rhi..
in your twenties...i'm just imagining you in those years...Bold and Beautiful is what comes to my mind :)

its holidays, there?

Enjoy dear...

love,
devika

Muhd Imran said...

This drawing is unbelievably awesome!

I honestly thought it was a black and white photograph. Brilliant talent!

I am sorry that your life is so tough... yet you are humbled by it instead of in angst.

With so much going on, that brilliant gift of a talent you have always shines brightly. You are inspirational and I am happy I get to know you from across the globe.

You are beautiful.

Art and Poetry said...

It looks a real classic!! its not easy drawing on black paper I sometimes cover the whole paper with pencil then erase it,
keep well!

Carolyn said...

I thought it was a photo at first glance! That is stunning, Rhi! She's one of my favorite artists too- I used her as a vocal coach for singing- her records anyway, lol!

Kylita said...

SisSTAR ... I truly thought this was a photograph. I am so happy you are posting your artwork and writings. Just because our talents are somewhat "in the past", time, as we know, is irrelevant, and you have a talent, special Gift, deep within you that has to come out. I loved Linda Ronstadt in the '70s and do you remember an album cover called Silk Purse? She was in a pigpen with a couple of hogs! I never realized she loved pigs - ha! It was a very good album with some good fiddle music in it. I was lucky to find a CD of it. I will do my best to call you soon and hope you are hanging in there with the home situation, and all is easing up somewhat for you.
Love,
SisSTAR KLH xo

Bridget Jones said...

that's a drawing, Rhi? It looks like a photo! Have never heard of black paper drawings but what a very cool product that is. Are you going to frame it? I would!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

that's amazing!! what an artist!
I now remember our e-mail. I know I still have it, so from now on..... :)

RiverSoul said...

You DREW that?
Wow!!!!
I would have thought thats a pic if you hadm't mentioned it!!
Awesome!!!

Lydia said...

I must admit that I am awestruck by this drawing, that my eyes and brain want to convince me is actually a photograph. Your technique and passion are amazing. I love this piece and I loved Ronstadt's music too. Haven't heard anything from her in ages.....

goatman said...

Very nice likeness . . .
Drawing in the negative must be like thinking between the lines or reading between the words or the silence between the lyrics' song. You are truly talented.
I have to admit that I have none of her music reproducible , except in my mind occasionally.