Category Archives: pencil

Cape Escape 3 x 3

Once again I find myself getting inspired while away on vacation in the Cape. Maybe it’s because I had a chance to relax or maybe its because I was able to see A LOT of art. Either way it makes me happy.

First we stopped off at the Heritage Museum where they had a great exhibition showcasing three generations of The Wyeth Family. I was familiar with some of the works but had no idea how talented each family member was. The show focused on N.C, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. I definitely recommend looking at their work. Each had their own voice but you can absolutely see how their work influenced each other.

The Second great art experience of the weekend was my visit to the Edward Gorey House. I’ve always been obsessed with his works and we figured why not check this place out for a whopping 8 Dollars! The tour was interesting and I loved just getting a glimpse into his mind via his collections, stories, clothes etc. Needless to say I bought a couple more books he illustrated, The Sopping Thursday and The Doubtful Guest, GREAT reads.

The rest of my time was spent wondering around Provincetown, indulging in bevies and foods and just looking. I mean really looking and taking things in not just walking with my eyes open. There is a difference you know.

Cape landscape

The above was an interpretation of something I saw while running in Dennis. It’s by no means an exact account but it gives a general gist. It was a quick, relaxed sketch I did when I returned home.

cape landscape abstract

This was an interpretation of the image above! Obviously more pattern inspired but again a good experience. Now to add some serious depth or color blocks and we would be all set.

Enjoy and see you next time.

 

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Two Hundred Fifty-Six!

The project of the day was portraits of a few of my favorite woodland creatures. this included a Chipmunk, Raccoon, Beaver and Deer. I think its interesting how some took on so much character while others are merely an image of a furry creature. Practive makes perfect right?

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The Beaver

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The Chipmunk

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Two Hundred Thirty

Look at that another milestone or should I say a round number. Never thought I would paint tonight, I have been tired for days and of course that’s when I feel like painting. Plus my husband dragged me to the gym tonight, which I’m now happy he did but originally I could think of like 57 other things I would rather be doing. Needless to say an hour at the gym made for a great state of mind and a new found energy. Oh and I tried the Jacobs ladder thing at the gym… its amazing. The image below began as a pencil drawing of a cropped section of a messy blanket and well it took a turn into my imagination by the end, no surprise there. I’m very content with it since there was no major stress and I like that it doesn’t feel as tight or constricted as some of my other work. Anyway, it is officially time for me to retire to my bed so goodnight and enjoy. See you next time.

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Funny how your mind imagines what else this might be…. what do you see?

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Two Hundred Ten

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Alrighty another day another page, maybe your already catching onto that aspect of the last few posts but I’m loving this, Not only is it so much fun to rework past thoughts and ideas the blending of each page makes for an interesting Segway. Enjoy, lets turn the page.

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Two Hundred Eight

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part number two, this image is a continuation from Two Hundred and Seven. Interesting to see how they develop image to image. Loving the contrast of the painted imagery and collage imagery. Also, the incorporation of words, or entries is really exciting and somewhat embarrassing!

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Two Hundred Seven

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These next few posts are all interrelated but I’ll explain show that eventually. Regardless this is a new project I started and seem to be thoroughly enjoying the making of. It is a bit of mix and matching elements and mediums and responding to what was laid down on the paper first. Enjoy!

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Two Hundred and Six!

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Well, I drew the little fuzzy bit yesterday but wanted to mix it into another image… collage! A little bit of everything in this image. It is busy but I love the end result. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred and Four!

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It is strange to merely have one picture in a post for me but for whatever reason the other one I took will not upload to the computer and I am being ultra lazy. If I think of it I will add a photo at another date. This image is somewhat of a close up of the entire image, but I really like the general mix of line and shape. Enjoy and I’ll see you next time.

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Two Hundred Two and Three!

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Two Hundred and Two

An exploration with Chalk Pastels, not my favorite material but the softness is quite nice. I suppose my biggest issue with the material is what to do with the image afterwards. They are so delicate and smudge so easily. I’ll use a fixative on in soon but still it does not ever seem stable enough for me. The image itself I love. I love the high intensity areas and in contrast with the less developed sections.

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Two Hundred and Three!

I still like the first image better as an end result but I love the yellow-orange section of this image as well as the point where it moves from high impact color out to faint pencil lines.

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