Thursday Drawings, Gentle Compassion #5


Continuing with my project for Thursday Drawings, here is my latest installment for Gentle Compassion #5.

I confess, I ran way over 30 minutes it was more like an hour today, can’t help myself!  I almost had the under-jaw completed I wish, because then I would have been ready to go back over the horse again.   At least I’m starting to see where the drawing is leading me.  Oh my, squinting my eyes I can see many imperfections, hoping to fix those on my next go round.  To be honest, if I did this drawing in 4 or 5 hour blocks of time, I would have started with the darkest darks, moved through the mid-range values and then highlights – but going in 1/2 hour spurts kind of disrupts that concentrated rhythm.

Here she is . . . it’s been a great experience,

Gentle Compassion #5

Gentle Compassion #5

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19 Responses to Thursday Drawings, Gentle Compassion #5

  1. Petronette says:

    You are doing great !

  2. Mary, I would love to hear how you became an artist and what inspired you to go this direction. Maybe you can share a little bit each time you post with us. I think the more I see your work, the more I want to know about the artist too. I love how you can all the mediums of painting, amazing to me.

    • Mary says:

      Oh Laurie, I so appreciate your thoughts. Okay I will try to do what you ask – have you read my about section, it does provide some background. But, I understand . . . so we’ll see. Thank you for your compliments, means a lot – hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Cat Forsley says:

    keep going – Lovely as always ……………….. title struck me 🙂 xx

  4. poppytump says:

    … dont squint Mary Lol
    Just lovely seeing this develop each week … you have so much patience … I really admire that .
    Its heading to being a real Beauty 🙂

  5. ĽAdelaide says:

    this is superb and very sweet.. the essence of the gentle horse spirit. love it!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Linda, thank you so much – I truly appreciate your generous comments. You get it, as I knew you would – the title is what I to convey in the drawing.

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  7. Mary, keep it going! I look forward to viewing a wonderful finished piece.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Elena! I appreciate your encouragement – like I said to Lisa, the pressure is on! I’m starting to feel connected to the piece, that I is what I love about art.

  8. Healthy A-Z says:

    In my eyes, this has depth and is so refined that it’s difficult for me to imagine your finishing strokes/touches. I look forward to seeing them all.

    Just for fun, I went with friends last night to an art class (with a glass of wine served!). And it was fun, too!! We had lots of serious concentration…and laughs! First, we worked on an abstract painting to get the feel for the process, and then we tried a landscape.

    • Mary says:

      Oh Cyndi, thank you – very kind of you! Hey I am thrilled that you guys did an art class (and with wine, LOL great way to relax and just go with it) – sounds like you guys had a ball. Isn’t that what it’s all about? I’m excited, an abstract and landscape in one evening – that’s a lot of painting!

  9. You will surely receive a lot of LIKES on this one! The equine essence is coming through, and it’s exquisite! I think I will give bonus points to anyone who sticks with their drawing for over an hour!!!!! You are so right – it’s hard to pick back up each time and move forward with the same spirit and touch. Great work, well worth sticking with this image!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Z, thank you so much for your very gracious comments – the pressure is on now! I’m having a lot of fun with this, just can’t figure out how you guys can draw in 30 minutes and have something substantial to show for it. Thank you my great supporter!

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