Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ethnic sketches for Scandinavia Countries by Gloria Poole of Missouri and Georgia

I think I have made i very clear in many places that I, Gloria Poole, adding these sketches I drew, painted, signed, photographed , uploaded today to this blog of mine, is the same Gloria who painted the ethnic series of oil paintings and sketches that I began in year 2006 and continue. I often draw sketches of a particular ethnicity before painting on canvas. These sketches are about Scandinavian countries of Norway and Sweden. For some reason, I have had much trouble trying to do justice to their very fair skin and flaxen hair and sort of delicate features. Part of the problem is that I have never met in person a person from either Norway or Sweden so I have no personal memories of how they looked or behaved. But that is not the main problem because I have never met many of the ethnic groups I have since painted. I think the main problem with painting an image of a Norwegian or a Swede is that I thought of their countries as so far north and frozen with ice, and dark for long periods of time, and reindeer and ice on the terrain sort of affects my positive state of mind when drawing. But then I saw a TV program about Norway that showed it as a fishing village with boats, [which I knew existed there] but seeing them and seeing the fishermen [something I have seen on coast of Georgia many times before] helped. So, I decided to try to draw something to help me think of Norway and Sweden in a frame of mind that would improve my sketches. So, the first sketch is one I drew today and painted signed photographed and uploaded of a Norwegian Christian Church that exists in the U S but I altered its image some. I didn't quite get the steeple right and I realized that the first ten times I photographed it, I had to redo some of it immediately. It was very lop-sided and so I repainted it rephotographed it. The sketches following it are my attempts to sketch Norwegian and Swedish [Scandinavian ethnicity] people in years past, not today. The first two are awful. I just had no idea how to draw them. The third is better. So, this is a way of showing how much I improve with drawing sketches. I have yet to paint an oil painting of either a Norwegian or a Swede. So, in time. More on ethnic series below sketches.

This sketch is only good for revealing to myself how much I have improved. Which of course, is the purpose of drawing sketches in the first place, i.e. to improve skills .

I was beginning to sort of get idea in my mind how I think they look. Whether they actually look that way or not, I am not sure. So, that was my hestitation about painting it in oils and labeling it either Norwegian, Swedish or Scandinavian.

This sketch was from a sales person I saw that I thought 'aha, she must be Norwegian", but I didn't ask. Just decided to draw and alter image some so not recognizable as a particular person.

This sketch was from the news where I saw a Swedish politician in the EU, and I tried to draw from that news photo on screen. So, it is better.
This sketch of a mother and child is more Swedish looking I think.

Also, for the record, I have created abut 35 oil paintings for the ethnic series I am painting and hundreds of sketches. I put many of them on my Picasa album at; and click the ethnic paintings album and double-click each photo to enlarge the image. The photos on that album are images I drew, painted, signed, photographed and uploaded to that album. I have also scattered photographs of the ethnic series of oil paintings on several blogs of mine including, and; and; and and, maybe others also. I do not conform the blogs. Each is different so to see the full range of art I have created one would have to view all blogs and all online albums of mine. I also have flickr albums of genre photographs and I have albums with some of the art I created on line in other accounts also.. Copyright notice covers all blogs and all art I have created or do create, fyi.

Updated copyright since 21-March-2014:

Copyright Notice: I, Gloria Poole, residing in Missouri but born in state of Georgia, own this blog and all rights to it. I created it to begin with, years ago , and have continued it after I moved to Missouri Oct 31, 2009. I own all rights to this blog and to all content of it. I created the art and signed it, that I put on it,and photographed it;and uploaded it to this blog. I have the original paintings and sketches. I also own all rights to any art, words, graphics I have created or do create in any place, for any reason or no reason, with any tool or method or brush on any surface, at any time. I have never assigned my copyrights to any one and I do not have an artist's rep or a literary agent at this time and have never had either [in the past]. I sign my name on art as Gloria, and on some sketches as Gloria Poole. Gloria Poole is my real, born with, legal name since I resumed it legally after my 2nd divorce which was in Arapahoe County Colorado. I removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore by order of District Court Judge at time of final decree of divorce from male DBP in Oct 2007 who lives in Colorado; and I resumed my maiden name including my surname of Poole. I moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009. I am also known on the web as; gloriapoole; Gloria as on art such as this which I signed when I completed it; gloria.poole; gloria-poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; gloria_poole; gloriapoole1749; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN means standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse; and as artist-gloria; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; Poole, Gloria; Ms. Gloria Poole; Gloria Poole creator of words that WORK and Tapestry of LIFE; and as other variations of my real, born with, legal name of Gloria Poole. And I am known as G-L-O-R-I-A on and I had three domains with much art I created with my name written that way, for about 6 yrs until they were stolen from me by cyberthugs. I also had many domains and many with my very name written as gloriapoole in them from years 2004-2011 when criminals broke into my web-hosting accounts and ripped my domains and content right out-of-admin-panel. I have not bought domains since , because there is no security on web-hosting 'packages" because they do not honor business law or contract laws or any laws that I can tell since web-hosting companies do not try to stop cyber-criminals.

For the record: I am white, single again [divorced twice], woman with brown hair, Southern Baptist Christian, and the mother of two grown "children" who are daughters named Jennifer and Leigh. I am also a Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri; and an artist in all artists' mediums; and a blogger, tweeter, poet, author of children's book, and citizen journo; and photographer. I was born in the state of Georgia and am a US citizen by birth so I have all Constitutional protections including the First Amendment right to publish, speak, write, protest and the right not to associate with ungodly in general and atheist perverts in particular, or with violent murderous people or with alcoholics or with d-r-ug-a-d-d-ic-t-s [spelled to try avoid being labeled as wrong sort of person by political censorship on the prowl].

Gloria Poole at my apt in Missouri which is my only residence; 25-March-2014 at 12:38pm.

Updated on 26-March-2014 by me Gloria to remind viewers that I am Southern Baptist Christian and prolife. It is necessary to write that because the current administration in the U S is trying to force Christians to recant their faith to worship at the altar of "feminism" and killing of "unwanted" humans. It is abomination and every thing Obama stands for, is evil. Read more on this topic on my prolife blogs . Each blog is different with different news' summaries, some with medical photos, some with list of prolife celebrities. Read each one to fully understand how the prolife movement is spreading across the U S very rapidly. 52% of U S population wants an end to abortion and probably 75% of U S population wants an end to Obama regime [Impeach him asap for trampling U S Constitution!].: [pencil drawings I drew of stages of human development] [It's all about ending abortion]; [list of medical references to educate youselves on the sciences of life in the womb].

Gloria Poole, RN artist; at my own private, not shared apt in Missouri, exercising my First Amendment liberties as U S citizen; 26-March-2014 at 9:56am.