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.
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 https://picasaweb.google.com/gloriapoole; 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 https://mini-exhibition.blogspot.com, and http://gloriapoole.tumblr.com; and https://gloria0817.blogspot.com; and https://gpoole817.blogspot.com and https://artist-gloriapoole.blogspot.com, 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 http://gloriapoole.wordpress.com 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!].:
https://sites.google.com/site/ArtistIllustrations [pencil drawings I drew of stages of human development]
https://sites.google.com/site/wordslife2 [It's all about ending abortion]
http://gloriapoole.livejournal.com; [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.