Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Peering From Within

I re-found this little slip of a sketch a few months ago, it fell out of a folder.  I believe I once drew it as an idea for a sculpture, but both Jim and I like it on it's own merit.  At any rate, it never made it to a clay version, but who knows...  

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"A Kiss Before You Go"

My new copy of Danny Gregory's book, "A Kiss Before You Go", will arrive later this month.  Danny Gregory is one of my favorite sketchers, and his new book tells of the sudden loss of his beloved wife and his own grief recovery, through journaling and drawing.  Click on the link below to see the sweet and heartfelt video of this soon-to-be-available gem.  It will be at Barnes and Nobles November 28th, 2012, and can be pre-ordered.  I did so through Amazon.
A Kiss Before You Go

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cove At Point No Point

This magical spot at Point No Point Resort haunts me, so I tried to infuse the drawing with some of that lingering impression.  In spirit I've spent the week back there, as I wanted to communicate the implied, unspoken language of that unique place.  I understood the terrain very well, as the sea and I share the joy of stroking minerals smooth.  If I was made of salt water (which I guess I am), and had thousands of years to kill (not sure if I do), this is how I would sculpt the basalt cliffs.  

I can't help but feel the drawing was conscious of me, even as I sprayed it with fixative.

Pastel and conte on graytone paper, with gouache, black carbon ink block and of course, white gel pen.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cove At Point No Point (Rough Sketch)

I think this could be a good pastel when I'm finished, I'm enjoying it.  The depths of the water show promise.