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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Working on things...



Is it done? Maybe, maybe not... I still see things I could do to it... but here it is the latest from my table... I worked outside on the portable studio table, it feels like summer on the second day of May... such an odd weekend with this early heat, but a lovely day all the same...

I don't know if you remember this... I posted the start of this drawing ages ago, and just finished it a few days ago, I love making these little guys, my pencil wanders and I go with it... I love the crisp lines I can get and the delicate grays, the velvety blacks... they're little giants... big things on small pages. I love getting lost in them while making them... when they're done, I just know it.


(We got our picture in yesterdays Post Standard, that's me with the straw hat on the far right, with my Fred standing by me, we're talking with a friend of ours.) Friday night we attended the closing of the Delavan Art Gallery, it was a bittersweet event, one that was sad to see the end of a good thing, but there is hope for the future as the space undergoes a transformation and a new space will emerge... a transition... we mustn't lose heart... change is good. We'll see what happens... my Fred and I have some ideas of our own, connections that we've made over the years... we'll see what happens. It's all an investment. I'll keep making art... keep going forward.

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Your drawing is fabulous!! Wow.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Hi Laura,it must seem sad to lose a gallery; it seems to me we more galleries. But as you said, change is good. Your new piece is awesome!

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

I had said in the post earlier that I was on the far left in the photo...I'm actually in the far right of the photo...my 'other left'! Hee hee!!

Momo Luna said...

The painting is great and i think the drawins is basolutely gorgeous!

Sophie Munns said...

I love what you are doing here Laura....the painting the the drawing.... and the photos of tree forms in the next post.....

so glad i popped in....wonderful to see!
Sophie

Delavan Art Gallery said...

Laura, even though Delavan Art Gallery is closing please remember that I will be renting one of the spaces and starting my own! I will look forward to having your work in my new gallery when I open. Remember, one door closes and two more open! On to new adventures... Caroline McGowan