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Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings


As promised, I am sharing more of my work from my art school days.  I did not do much painting back then.  My degree slants toward the commercial side, so I used pencils, pens, and markers as my primary mediums.  One of the good things about schooling is that often you are challenged to try techniques that you would not have chosen otherwise.  My “Proud Lion” above is creating using what is called “stippling” and is referred to as pointillism in art terminology.

This was created nearly 25 years ago.  There was no computer help.  The entire piece was done by hand using an ink pen on white cardboard.  Many countless dots over and over again (including what looks like solid black) make up his shapes and shadows.  I had to “draw” him in my mind and couldn’t rely on printing out something I could dot over.  Nope.  It’s all handmade.  In…

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