Pressed for time today, but was able to find an opportunity to continue my work on Majesty of Grace. Actually earlier in the week I spent two days trying to figure out how to get a print of one of my paintings without it getting cropped – another learning opportunity (aspect ratio 4:3 vs 3:2).
Majesty of Grace (8.5 x 6.5″) a graphite drawing, is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. Most of the time drawing today was spent on developing the foreground water and sea-foam, as well as the beginning markings of various spurts of spray. Values and white space will be key to how this develops, hoping I can keep it clean.
A storm has popped up and influenced the light for taking this photograph, but I think you have a good idea of how it’s developing.
I’m also working on a painting called, Orchard Blossom that will probably be finished tomorrow.
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Looking great, with all the power of the sea!
ha. so you were concentrating on turbulent water, and you summoned a storm?! great job of capturing the essence.. this too will be strong.. z
Thanks Z! Daylight always reveals the unexpected in my drawings so the refinement will be key to pulling this off. Thank you so much for stopping by, I know it’s not easy w/your connection.
It’s so wonderful, Mary, the way you capture it all. And the title – beautiful.
Thank you Ann-Christine for your beautiful comment ~
Love drawing, and your grace series are wonderful! Drawing takes a lot of time, that’s probably the reason, I don’t have many drawings. Your results are amazing and very inspiring!
Thank you Inese for your lovely comment and compliment. There is something very relaxing about drawing, it totally draws me in and I get lost in the creative process.
Very lovely Mary! 🙂
Thank you so much.
Wonderful wave action!
Great post Lady! Thank you so much – almost done.
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How lovely to see this one as you work on it! I like the title of the piece very much 🙂
Hi Christy, thank you – this is a fun project to work on. I’m looking forward to seeing how it finishes out. Have a lovely week ~
Thank you so much!! Still have some work to do – stay tuned ~
Awesome! I will be going out in the height of our huge storm tomorrow to try to capture with camera our 20′ plus waves.
Awesome Eunice – can’t wait to see what you post!
Challenges, challenges. Last week I spent an entire day trying to put music on my ipod. Finally, finally figured out what I was doing wrong and how to get it right!!!
Thanks Gallivanta – it’s so surprising how long these tech things take to figure out, then once you have it (it’s like what the heck!). Have a nice weekend.
Definitely ‘What the Heck’, then trying to remember how you did it for the next time you need to is another trial.
I am seeing the power of the ocean very clearly. Well done Mary!
Your art is GORGEOUS!
Lovely wave energy Mary ! Take care now 😉
Thanks Poppy – have a lovely weekend!
this is a wonderful work, great creation!
Thank you Mihrank!
You’re doing it again, creating wonderful work. Bless you!
Thanks John, stay tuned! Will try to spend time this week finishing the drawing, all depends on what my eye sees in taking the scene to the next level.
You’re on the way!
It’s getting very exiting to see how you developing the scene and the waves are really grandiose! Marvelous motion in full action!
Thanks Eva, now is when it gets really interesting. The actual scene was a bit harsh, so my goal is to soften the whole effect of the wave hitting the wall with an infusion of the sun.
A very clever idea, I believe as well that will soften up the whole effect and will be the focal point of the whole scene! I love your thinking!
Thanks Eva – hope you have a wonderful weekend. Is it snowing up your way yet? We woke to low 40’s and I think the wonderful 80’s we’ve been experiencing are gone until March.
No snow in the forecast yet, but where I live is hardly any most time is rain, rain and more rain which we had the whole week but for Halloween night it cleared up, so it was great! Summer is totally OVER 😦
Have a great weekend Mary!
Ah, okay, I see where this is going now. Most interesting this whole artistic process!
Thanks A! Glad you are enjoying the process ~
Looking great Mary! So fun to see your drawings develop!
Thanks Rhonda, have a lovely weekend!