Thursdays Drawing – Majesty of Grace, #1

A new drawing project revealed!

Majesty of Grace (6×8), is a graphite drawing on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  The challenge of this drawing will be to showcase the enormous patterns of spray that will be highlighted by the sun.  The darks in the drawing have been pretty much completed by using 2B, 4B and 8B graphite (because of it’s reflective qualities).

This next week the foreground water and sea-foam will be worked on, giving me plenty of time to think about how to tackle the bright strands of spray and puffs of water vapor covering three-quarters of the scene.

An exciting piece   .   .   .   thanks for coming along for the journey!

Majesty of Grace, #1

Majesty of Grace, #1



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26 Responses to Thursdays Drawing – Majesty of Grace, #1

  1. Exciting indeed! I must confess, secretly I was hoping for something with water mass and I got my wish with some icing (patterns of spray) and a cherry on the top (highlights from the sun), It will be a dramatic scene loaded with energy for sure and hardly can wait to see how it develops from session to session! I must also mention I love the title! Have a wonderful weekend Mary!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Eva, the scene as is – is very quiet and understated. But just wait, building the layers of graphite will unveil something very interesting. I will take what could be a very harsh scene and will soften it with water whips of elegance ~ stay tuned.

  2. Painting for Joy says:

    Oooh so intriguing Mary. Is it going to be a dock with a wave crashing?

  3. sefeniak says:

    Ohhhh….. can’t wait. As you can imagine I am anticipating. I know I will learn something too. Thank you Mary.

  4. Gallivanta says:

    It’s always fun to see what you choose to do next.

  5. Rajagopal says:

    Hi Mary , accessed yours vide common network and sighted your paintings ranging from majestic grace, mountain scape and caves, couple of portraits and the silky wave. I am not a painter , just a layman with a visual sense . the waves breaking against rocks and the seagulls defined against silky waves have been brought out in all its nuances and detail that it reminded me of my seaside holiday at kovalam beach nearly an year ago ; likewise the visual of fold mountains in all its magnificence and the cave ; the cave reminds me of aii baba’s story from the arabian nights…and the portraits…may be i will ask you to visit india and draw one of mine….way to go mary…best wishes…raj..

    • Mary says:

      Hi Raj, very nice to meet you! Thank you so much for taking time to go through my blog and gallery of drawings and paintings – I really appreciate your insight and lovely comments, and that some aspects bring back memories for you. Thanks again and all the best to you.

  6. M-R says:

    It’s bloody FASCINATING the way you work, clever Mary !

  7. ladyfi says:

    I love what you’ve done so far.

  8. nutsfortreasure says:

    oh I can’t wait to see this develop

  9. On to a promising start!

  10. Mona says:

    I really like what you’ve got so far. It amazes me being able to begin something, then set it aside to work on next week. I would imagine it would give you a better insight into what needs to be done. I just have a hard time not pushing through to the end before starting the next thing.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Mona! It does take a certain amount of discipline on my part, but what I found is I see things with fresh eyes that didn’t jump out during a drawing session. So Thursdays drawing have become a routine that I look forward too.

  11. Good luck, Mary…looks like a wonderful challenge!

  12. mihrank says:

    beautiful – delightful composition!

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