Thursdays Drawing – Majesty of Grace, #2

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.

Majesty of Grace, #2

Majesty of Grace, #2

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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45 Responses to Thursdays Drawing – Majesty of Grace, #2

  1. Looking great, with all the power of the sea!

  2. 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

    • Mary says:

      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.

  3. Leya says:

    It’s so wonderful, Mary, the way you capture it all. And the title – beautiful.

  4. Inese Poga Art Gallery says:

    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!

    • Mary says:

      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.

  5. timelesslady says:

    Very lovely Mary! 🙂

  6. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful wave action!

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  8. How lovely to see this one as you work on it! I like the title of the piece very much 🙂

  9. nutsfortreasure says:

    Awesome! I will be going out in the height of our huge storm tomorrow to try to capture with camera our 20′ plus waves.

  10. Gallivanta says:

    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!!!

  11. Susan Feniak says:

    I am seeing the power of the ocean very clearly. Well done Mary!

  12. poppytump says:

    Lovely wave energy Mary ! Take care now 😉

  13. mihrank says:

    this is a wonderful work, great creation!

  14. Mary,
    You’re doing it again, creating wonderful work. Bless you!

    • Mary says:

      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.

  15. dorannrule says:

    You’re on the way!

  16. It’s getting very exiting to see how you developing the scene and the waves are really grandiose! Marvelous motion in full action!

    • Mary says:

      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!

        • Mary says:

          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!

  17. A.PROMPTreply says:

    Ah, okay, I see where this is going now. Most interesting this whole artistic process!

  18. Painting for Joy says:

    Looking great Mary! So fun to see your drawings develop!

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