11.10.2008

odds and sods

While I did sketch this 'plein air' I didn't stay long enough to splash on some colour. Learned some surprising perspective lessons this day though so this wonderful old church has value to me.
This is my sweet son. From a photo. The strange thing with this one is that in the photo he is a teen (a stage where his wonderful, generous spirit was bent full force on making me realize the limitless powers of a mother's patience) and I've transformed him into his sweet easygoing 10 yr old self. Now 29 he is both neither of these boys and more of each one.

Another oldie never posted. This was done after enjoying Karen Winters portraits with a splash of colour on the page. My DD with her nephew, our adorable grandson. The small in the corner is an overdone drawing of this same DD working hard husking corn on the back step in her soggy cloth diaper.


Incomplete. Loved learning from this but copying a painting in watercolor mag. is probably not worth finishing.



I have not done A THING in FOREVER! Why is that I wonder that business rolls into laziness and before I know it...it's been 4 FREakin' months w/o a look at this spot that I always INtend to post weekly at least. I've FELT like drawing ....OK clearly, not enough so I'll just put up the randomness that I have at some point prepped by resizing for our smaller bandwidth buddies.

8 comments:

laura said...

Maybe you hit on it: you have to feel like drawing--not feel like you should ... I've been going through the same thing and am slowing working my way back into painting and blogging.
Your drawings are wonderful, especially the one of your son!

Margaret Ann said...

Your work has such a gentle dreamy touch...very serene...the painting of your son is beautiful! :)

Anita Davies said...

Oooh, well worth the wait, this post is just full of eye candy.
I LOVE the one of your DD & Grandson...just beautiful!!!

Stephen Hall said...

Wow! There is some wonderful stuff in here! And a lot of talent, I so love this blogging, you can peep into someones sketch book and have a good old root around without feeling in the way or, well, weird! I'll keep popping back for another look, promise to put things back where i found them.

rachelhoward said...

I love the one called 'kisses' especially, it reminds me so much of a book I used to adore as a child because the people in it always looked so gentle - it was a really similar style. Wonderful drawing!

purplepaint said...

Wow! You've good at buildings and people! Love the little boy! These are great! Thanks for visiting my blog. Marva

Sherry said...

Oh gosh, you did a great job on the plein air house. Architecture on site is very difficult for me. Your portraits are sensitive and loving as well.

MILLY said...

You have such a delicate style with watercolour, so lovely. It has been a pleasure to see your drawings.