December 16, 2015 §
Thought I’d post a couple of my drawings with reds and greens to keep in the holiday spirit.
December 4, 2015 §
I’m re posting a color drawing I completed a few years ago of a cluster of peonies casting shadows in the garden. I love how the flowers get so loose just before coming apart and provide even more interesting shadow shapes.
October 22, 2015 §
Nearing the final stages of the mixed media drawing of our grandson Joe and his Boston Terrier Frankie. I had originally thought it would be watercolor with colored pencil, however I found pastel provided the drama and abstractions where needed. The pose was a difficult one and I was very unsure of it. However, time and the light play over the subjects led to subtle nuances which added to the story line. Plus I enjoy this tender moment in Joe’s relationship with Frankie.
October 7, 2015 §
This is the contour for a drawing of our grandson Joe and his Boston Terrier Frankie. This is the stage where I get in all of the crucial information and provides the framework for the finished gradations. Taken into account is the light source, area of focus, and a true sense of form or what is three dimensional about my subject.
August 27, 2015 §
This is a great compelling snarling face from the walls of Pillsbury Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. It was completed in colored pencil and pastel on Canson paper.
August 5, 2015 §
This triptych illustrates the importance of serial imagery in telling a story. Here the palette shifts from warm on the left to cool on the right. Notice how each palette gives a little of itself to the contrasting one and the center piece incorporates both elements.
July 4, 2015 §
I’m reblogging a previous post entitled Garden Goddess as some of my settings were not intact. Additional hue was added to a color pencil drawing to provide more differentiation between the foreground, middle ground, and the background.
May 28, 2015 §
Another view of the sculpture of Persephone with the viewer below the doorway.
May 16, 2015 §
I’ve added hue to this drawing of Persephone from a series related to sculpture in architecture. Colors and shadows are intensified to provide a greater sense of depth.
May 7, 2015 §
I’ve added more contrast and hue to this colored pencil of Persephone in late spring.