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Air Dancing Gulls, graphite drawing


When we lived in Maine there were probably more “atmospheric” days than not – with gray skies and heavy fog out at sea.  This scene reminded me of those times, the air cold with a moist dense fog and seagulls … Continue reading

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The Sea, graphite drawing


This particular scene wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for my next drawing – a beautiful floral was picked out.  But then I saw an amazing photograph that my friend, John Warren, had on pmp and I couldn’t resist.  … Continue reading

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Gloria Ester, Artist – 10-minute Paintings in Her 30-Day Challenge


Last year at this time I introduced you to an amazing Artist, Gloria Ester, who inspires me with both her dedication toward developing her talents and body of work. Gloria is in the process of doing 30 paintings in 30-days … Continue reading

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Sunlight in a Bottle, graphite drawing


Continuing to work in graphite, but I’m starting to miss both charcoal and color.  This may be the last drawing with graphite for a while as I turn my attention to another medium ~ Sunlight in a Bottle, a graphite … Continue reading

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Tulips in Light, graphite drawing


Bet you thought I got lost!  We had a few house projects to work on, plus I’ve been reading and studying drawing techniques for specific types of subjects and spending what time I had for drawing on this still life. … Continue reading

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Jug at the Window, graphite drawing


This was a fun still life, a basic scene that offered a few challenges to keep me interested from a stone shelf, brick wall, a sturdy/thick jug, to a covered window – everything I could have wanted for a drawing … Continue reading

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Resting Comfortably, graphite and charcoal


Continuing to challenge myself with still life drawings using graphite and charcoal ~ in this piece it was all about the double tablecloths, in particular the white one. Resting Comfortably, a graphite and charcoal drawing (9×12) was done on Strathmore … Continue reading

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The Pears, graphite and charcoal


Can you spell fun?  Lately I have been able to do that with drawing and this next one was a perfect test for fabric details ~ The Pears, a graphite and charcoal drawing (5.5 x 5.5) on Strathmore Bristol Vellum … Continue reading

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Dark Vase and Fruit, graphite drawing


Continuing with my drawing series of still life’s ~ Dark Vase and Fruit, a graphite drawing (9×12).  This piece was drawn on Blick Drawing Paper (smooth side), trying out a new supply I just received.  It wasn’t as thick as … Continue reading

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The Book, graphite and charcoal drawing


Happy New Years!  It’s amazing how fast time goes by ~ before you know we are right at it again.  It’s that time of year when I concentrate on drawings, both graphite and charcoal, as a way to get back … Continue reading

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