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11/28/2007

Deer Colors


Revisions. Think I'm satisfied now.

11/27/2007

Deer in the trees



Pastel on canson paper. I was pleased with this until I looked at it next to everything else I've done. I think the background is too busy; tomorrow I'll probably put it back on the easel, wipe out the trees and go with a more subtle background. More bold statement of shape like appeared in the first stage:



Done from this sketch today:

11/26/2007

Prezwalski Mare & Foal


Pastel painting of a Przewalski (Mongolian wild horse) mare and foal. Done from this sketch.

11/24/2007

Yellow Dog

One more pastel work today... my hands are about dried up.
Painted from this sketch.

City Cat



Painted in pastels the stalking kitty. It was viewed in a film about geckos and street cats in a Japanese city; the half-bobbed tail is probably a variety or cross w/ the japanese bobtail cat.

The original sketch

Tommy Leap


More revisions. I think it's nearly done.

11/23/2007


I worked yesterday's sketch into a painting. Pastels on wallis sandpaper. The tooth grips the pigment so well, it turns out creamy textured. It was delightful to work with. No more strathmore or canson for me!

11/22/2007

Impala Leap


This is my favorite of the sketches done from tv nature programs the other day. Lively, vibrant and full of information that just flew onto the paper. I want to paint like this- bold, loose and vividly... it would be a total change in style & direction, but maybe that's what I need to get started again.

Foxes



I sat down again yesterday with my sketchbook and the television. These sketches are from a nature program on foxes living in an urban dump.

11/20/2007

City Cat


Cat trotting through a city street, sketched from the TV. Ballpoint pen on paper.

Labrador

Sketch of a yellow lab, black rollerball pen on paper.

11/19/2007

Asher Again


This is the first drawing I have done in a long time; two sketches of my cat resting on the bed. Not the best photo; I'll repost if I can shoot a better one tomorrow. Ballpoint pen on paper.

11/14/2007

Hello Again

Turtles sketch graphite pencil on paper

Well it has been a long time. Between the kennel job (gone now) and a busy three-year-old, my time spent on art just fizzled for a while there. A while too long. Tonight I spent a good amount of time just looking at art online, going through links and browsing blogs to get some inspiration. Somehow, looking at art makes me feel like creating art again. I promise tomorrow I will draw something. And no longer be as slow to pick up a pencil (thus the two turtles I sketched who knows when months ago). See you again soon!