Friday, March 28, 2014

Living Prime Ministers I sketched for ethnic series, by Gloria Poole of Missouri

I, Gloria Poole, born in state of Georgia but residing in Missouri have been creating paintings and sketches that I labeled "ethnic series" since year 2006. I posted some of the oil paintings of that series I painted to my mini exhibit blog at in about 3 different batches /posts to blog. This morning I am posting another batch of sketches of living Prime Ministers that I attempted to sketch to try to "capture" their likeness with pencil and brushes. Generally speaking, the "people" I have sketched are not real people. When they are real people I say so. Also, generally speaking the only real people I attempt to sketch draw or paint are those in the public realm already--those regularly in the news, already known and not considered "private" persons. I reason that those in public realm are accustomed to artists making drawings or sketches of them and consider it as going with the territory of being in the public realm as a leader or news-worthy person. So, I will label these sketches below each and you can decide if they image/ sketch is recognizable as the real person. I have these actual sketches and most of the tangible art I have created in my possession. Also, you will see my hand-written notes on some of these. I do that when I draw in real time sitting at computer screen looking at a tiny photo of a living person, so I can make the clothing and skin tone, hair, eyes, etc accurate when I paint the sketch. These sketches range in size from 8x11 to 11x14 inches. The first sketch is of Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey. I just completed this sketch of Erdogan in evening yesterday. He has been in the news a lot lately and that is where I saw his photo--in BBC news. I also drew him years ago, but I didn't include the previous sketch. This one is better I think. It is powdered pastels for the face and acrylics for the "clothing". It has been years since I painted with powdered pastels and had almost lost the touch of them. I had to re-do this sketch a few times and it made me irritable with myself. Also, I could not replicate the shade of blue of his suit that day in news with pastels so re-painted it with acrylics. For purposes of ethnicity, I think Turkish or Turk would be correct. I signed it twice because I thought it was done, but next day didn't like it so repainted some of it and signed it again without much thought to it.

The second sketch is Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu. It is on paper [as all of these sketches are. Ethnicity= Israeli/

The third sketch is Great Britain's Tony Blair who was Prime Minister for two terms if I remember history correctly. Ethnicity=English.

The fourth sketch is Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and so is the fifth sketch following this one. I tried several times to draw him accurately. Ethnicity=Canadian.

The fifth sketch is a later sketch and frontal view of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The sixth sketch is Nepal's Prime Minister, which is a sketch I drew years ago to honor Rosoj of Nepal who worked at DCTV station in Denver, when I had a TV show there for Tapestry of LIFE and he helped me some. I learned some about Nepal from Rosoj and some about his religion too [but I am Christian]. I moved from Colorado on Oct 31, 2009 and to Missouri to my same apt I am writing this from. Ethnicity=Nepalese.

The seventh sketch is the Indian [of India, not native American] Prime Minister who is currently their Prime Minister. Ethnicity=Indian from India.

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 [but modify it intermittently] , 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]..

Also, for the record, I work for myself painting, drawing and sketching. I am not an employee of anyone and there is no one authorized to sell, trade, barter, display, reproduce, or photograph or upload or download art or words I create but me. Do not be deceived by con-people. My name Gloria Poole is my real, born with, legal name since I resumed my maiden name by Court order in Oct 2007 after second divorce for me [from male DBP] in Arapahoe County Colorado. No one is authorized to use or sign my name but me.

I also put art I create on several blogs of mine that are specifically for art, including : [cartoons]

And I put art I created also on these blogs of mine which are not primarily about art:


Each blog is different with different content. Some of these have links to them to the right of this post with thumbnail images of most current post. Also, for the record: I put much art I created on my Picasa albums at and also and on my flickr albums: and; and also some art I created on 3 Microsoft live albums. All of those are copyrighted photos I photographed of art I created and signed and photographed and or genre photography and uploaded to albums registered to me [ resident of Missouri since Oct 31, 2009]. . All art I do create or have created is copyrighted to me. I have never sold nor transferred my copyrights en masse to anyone. FYI for law enforcement including FBi which investigates copyright infringement.

Gloria Poole; at my apt in Missouri which is my only residence and is not shared; 28-Mar-2014 at 10:12am.