Archive for the Misc. Art Works Category

Current projects, one with the students, ceramic ollas.

Posted in Misc. Art Works on March 31, 2018 by lindsayjanetroberts

This series is a continuation of a previous page:

Drawing below is for a show about the US and MX border.

And one more desert animal, I took the photo of this guy 12 years ago and finally got around to drawing him.

ringtail draw


Here is another old photo transformed into an oil pastel of a Says Phoebe we called Fuzzy.

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This is a gift for a friend who had me laughing so hard about the squirrel in our building that kept pooping on her purse. To boot she is a SPED teacher who deals with ADHD. “Squirrel!”


This next guy I see often scurrying across the highway on my way to work, Grey Fox.


Today I tries a desert critter that is not so fuzzy.

tortoise oil

These two were done in one week to add to my desert animal series. I may redo the Jack. Not quite satisfied with him.


Here is a better one:


Meep meep!


Pink Puma


Baby Javelina




Badgers? We don’t need no stinking badgers!


Bob, my favorite desert cat.


Not quite a desert animal but I do love the Sea of Cortez and that is desert with the sea so I am good with that. A request from a friend: Baby sea turtle…

sea turtle

We have a pair of these hanging out at night in our yard, pygmy owls:

pygmy owls

We have many of these Qualities that scurry through our washes.

Gambel's Quail

This next photo is of unfired, wet pieces I plan to sell at a Family Day event at the U of A south, Sierra Vista campus. Ollas are an ancient water conservation style of gardening. I will save one for a plant I want to keep in the house.


Graphing for my Students is not easy. Especially when they have to do a warped one.

Posted in Misc. Art Works on February 24, 2018 by lindsayjanetroberts

I decided for a demo to do a warped me from a selfie I took. I tell my kids this is the teacher from the black Lagoon. The top is the selfie with the graphing numbers. The bottom is the warped replica.

Another Zentangle in the works

Posted in Misc. Art Works on February 19, 2018 by lindsayjanetroberts

As I add to this the face starts to emerge…

zentanlge female

Reverse drawing

Posted in Misc. Art Works on November 29, 2017 by lindsayjanetroberts

Another project sampler for my advanced students. I used metallic pencils and colored pencils on railroad board.




Reverse Painting:

pack rat web

Step by step watercolor that started as negative painting and ended up finished as a positive.

Fauvism samplers for my students.

Posted in Misc. Art Works on November 15, 2017 by lindsayjanetroberts

Had to show my kids how fast you can work in Oil pastels for a fauvism unit to wrap up color theory. Since I had to do a sample for at least 4 classes I ended up with these 3 drawings. Had so much fun with these.

2017 work done in the classroom by me.

Posted in Misc. Art Works on September 3, 2017 by lindsayjanetroberts

Made my students do medical illustrations with a twist using oil pastels. Not an easy feat when trying to do details. My sample of a human heart with worms:

After the medical illustration we are trying cubism. We are using conte crayon and charcoal fro our cubism. My owl cubed:



Phoenix Summer Institute AP Studio Art Training

Posted in Misc. Art Works on July 7, 2017 by lindsayjanetroberts

I will start this post and add to it when this is all over. This year we had a homework assignment to start before the training starts. Our homework, create 2 pieces that are opposites on 8.5 by 11 paper. So I made two drawings one in blue one in orange. One is a fish; and one is a bird. The whole week we had to crank out drawings. Some I like some I am not  too happy about but when you realized how little time went in to it they are not too bad for quick sketches. Easy to tell which is which.

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