Florals in Reds and Greens for the Holidays

December 16, 2015 § 2 Comments

Thought I’d post a couple of my drawings with reds and greens to keep in the holiday spirit.

Floral with Carved Bench                    Floral with Carved Urn

Peonies in the Shadows

December 4, 2015 § 1 Comment

Falling Peonies

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.

Contour of Joe and Frankie

October 7, 2015 § 2 Comments

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.

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Lion of Pillsbury Hall

August 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

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.

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Triptych Demonstrating a Shift in Palette

August 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

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.

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Garden Goddess

July 4, 2015 § 1 Comment

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.

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Looking up at Persephone

May 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

Another view of the sculpture of Persephone with the viewer below the doorway.

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Additional Work on the Perspehone Drawing

May 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

Persephone IIIII

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.

Persephone in Late Spring

May 7, 2015 § Leave a comment

Persephone

I’ve added more contrast and hue to this colored pencil of Persephone in late spring.

Perspehone in Fall

April 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

Persephone IIII

I’ve  been reworking the color on some of my drawings   Again this is the sculpture of Persephone over the doorway of McNeal Hall and part of a series depicting her in the different seasons.  Here, the leaves of the vine are drying, changing color, and falling away in the wind.

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