Thursday’s Drawing – Waiting, #7

Time out for drawing – it’s Thursday and my 1/2 hour grew to 2 hours once again as work steadily gained steam to complete this drawing.

Waiting (8×9) drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper is being completely done with graphite pencils (today’s pencils used, HB and 3B) and the smallest sized tortilium for the sea-foam of the waves.  Again I had no issues removing the frisket on the large foreground wave – my luck still holds out (yeah!).

Worked on a couple of specific areas:  the very back water was lightened somewhat – pushing it back, the horizon straightened, the area to the right of the back wave needed to converge smoother with the incoming back water, the mid-water in front of the back wave (added more graphite to deepen the water by darkening it), began to work on the large foreground incoming wave and sea-foam.  There is a lot more work to do on this wave/sea-foam to make it look sharp, but natural to its environment.

Next week the Heron will be added and final work on the water scene.  And, guess what that means?  Waiting will be finished next week – this was one exciting project for me to take on.

Thanks for checking in ~

Waiting, #7

Waiting, #7



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31 Responses to Thursday’s Drawing – Waiting, #7

  1. Jackie says:

    Wonderful progress on this! It is really coming along nicely. 🙂

  2. I love how you make the water look so real. 🙂 And looking forward to see the heron soon! Have a great Sunday~

  3. restlessjo says:

    I love the way the water just pours off the bottom, Mary 🙂

  4. aFrankAngle says:

    I’m amazed how you can work on more than one project at a time. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Frank, it’s a great break for me and when I go back to a project it’s with fresh eyes. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  5. Gallivanta says:

    Great progress. 🙂

  6. M-R says:

    It’s looking wonderful, and ghostly. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks M.R. – yes and next week will become the Star of the scene.

      • M-R says:

        Do you ever NOT like how a work progresses ? This has nothing to do with our shadowy crane, but is merely a general question … it could be difficult sometimes, I imagine, Mary …

        • Mary says:

          Oh, most definitely when I’m in the middle of a painting – it’s usually between oh this is great, to one-step from the bin! It’s very interesting range of emotion – just like when you are writing. I hope your tooth is better and you’re aren’t in as much pain. Have a nice weekend!

  7. hey! guess what? i’m ‘out of town’ and using fast internet! yippee – the page and image loaded really fast, and i am sure this comment will get to you so fast that i might get a little dizzy!

    it looks beautiful.. i’m glad you’re spending more time on it ,as it means you’re going into yourself to a quiet zone of serenity. i worked on pencil drawings all day as i traveled (and got a bit car/bus sick) and then until almost ten tonight.. so now it’s time to switch to my own timeout for art post.. did half of it last week, so now i’ll upload photos in a minute or so instead of hours!

    tomorrow night i will be home and back to burro speed internet.


    • Mary says:

      Yeah for high-speed internet! My mind doesn’t leave this scene too much – it’s created subsequent ideas that I’m going to explore. Thanks Lisa and hope you are feeling better!

  8. nutsfortreasure says:

    So pretty. I must draw more and use more frisket but I too am having a blast painting all summer Hope you are well xo

    • Mary says:

      Hey Eunice!! Thanks very much, if you use frisket just be sure to not rest your arm or hand on it or it will stick firmer to the paper leaving sticky stuff behind when you pull it off. I haven’t seen recent painting posts from you, have you posted some and my Reader is not picking them up (or aren’t you posting them?). Your paintings are awesome!

      • nutsfortreasure says:

        I love you for saying that me with 2 lessons 🙂
        I paint so much it is sickening time for good paper and paints and a PLAN it just seems to pour out of me 😦
        I poured a bunch all over my plastic tablecloth where I work 😦 I must get something like an eyedropper or maybe Q Tip or meat skewer to add to my paper with I am using 140# cheap stuff Canson I think. Ordering Strathmore and some top of the line paint or at least Blick Artist grade 🙂

  9. One of my very favorite birds, so I’m curious to see yours ready to take off!

  10. Leya says:

    I understand your excitement – this is already a beauty!

  11. An exciting project for you, and a treat for us!

    • Mary says:

      The sea is always feeding our imagination and to capture it in pencil has been a real treat. Thank you Cynthia, it has sparked a few ideas.

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