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Sunday, July 08, 2007


This was a drawing I almost gave up on, but pushed it a little bit further figuring, what the hell, I had nothing to lose doing more to it, could it get worse, well, yes it could have, but it didn't...every time I look at it now I'm glad that I did it.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

On a Cold Day in July

Forgive the lack of cropping, but why not show the messy parts along with the best...I had sooooo much fun making this little one, I just scanned her this morning and I'm dressing her up in a mat and frame for an exhibition in downtown Syracuse at the Syracuse Technology Garden! This is watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, and salt on Rising Stonehenge paper, it's approximately 8 x 8 in size, just a little one, but it's gorgeous in a big way.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Night Haze

That's what I wrote in the margin when I first finished the drawing, but lately I've been calling it "Dreams on a New Moon Night."

I fooled about with the new point of the pencil on this one, some of the new pencils come from the store with these nifty ridges on the point, I love to roll them on the paper to take advantage of the texture they make until they're worn off and I have to sharpen it...

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Pastoral Window

The first day of July actually feels like the first day of September, it's chilly enough to put a fire in the woodstove.

This drawing is a patchwork of mediums, the "window" is a square of white acrylic paint, that fantastic burgundy color is the Derwent Graphitint "Port" pencil after adding water, then additional dry sketching with more tinted graphite pencils , colored pencils, and regular pencil (hard and soft) enhanced the natural flow of the water drenched pigment.

A lovely bit of work.