Friday, January 20, 2012

Pen and Ink Drawing of a Sunflower, Medieval Sun, Kim Blair

Medieval Sun
6x9
pen and ink on 140 lb watercolor paper

We watched a DVD the other night on 'Hildegard of Bingen', born in Germany in 1098 she became a Medieval mystic,  visionary, and Abbess.  She wrote numerous books on music, health, nutrition, medicine, and spirituality... quite an accomplishment for a woman during her time in history.
Her particular slant on how the nuns in her convent could dress on special occasions (they often wore jewelry, and white dresses with their long hair flowing) caused quite a stir... perhaps that is one of the reasons she attracted a number of wealthy, women to join her convent.  

Watching the video got me contemplating the arts in general... and my thoughts soon drifted to the beautiful drawings of Rembrandt and Leonardo, which gave me the idea to put pen to paper and create some art.

I hear it is good for you...

6x9, pen and ink on 140 lb water color paper

$50.00 + $10.00 S/H anywhere in North America (contact me for S/H rates outside NA)

1 comment:

Cathleen Rehfeld said...

Kim, this is so beautiful!