Thursdays Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, #2

Aren’t you glad it’s Thursday?  This week is flying by, so time for an update on Thursdays drawing ~

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #2 (9×12) on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper using all graphite for this drawing.  I forgot to mention last week, that graphite pencils 4H and 2H were used to draw the sky.  Today’s work began on the water, going from the horizon toward the foreground pencils #2B, B, HB, 2H and 4H were used.  Going forward a lot more development will happen with the water, but today was a good start in laying down the foundation for the body of water and swells/spray. The foreground now looks like a mass of boulders, but wait you’ll begin to see the little wavelets come alive.

I think next week I’ll concentrate on the pier and waves/sprays, so that the week after the water can be finished.

Back to the studio to begin painting flower #13 – thank you for checking in.  Have a great weekend ~ click onto the image for a larger view.

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #2

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #2


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34 Responses to Thursdays Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, #2

  1. I of July says:

    love this Mary 🙂

  2. Your drawing is looking great. I am looking forward to seeing your progress on the waves. Have a great day!

  3. You made a lot of progress this week! Looking forward to the next post:)

  4. lovely and sensitive… your drawing posts always balance well with your color work. buen trabajo!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Z! Love your description, your suggestion of drawing every Thursday was one that is now cemented in continuing to develop my art and creativity. Have a wonderful week – hope the storms have calmed down some, so the damage is minimal.

  5. Aquileana says:

    It is spectacular… Get ready for the weekend dear Mary! Enjoy it!…
    All the best to you. Aquileana 😀

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Aquileana for your lovely feedback – hope you enjoyed your weekend! Mine went by fast and I’m totally behind on my blog (but the gardens are nice and clean!!). Have a great week ahead ~

  6. Angie Mc says:

    Mary, I love seeing your process as much as enjoying your finished art. How do you capture motion? Blows this non-artist away.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks very much Angie! Capturing motion for me is really cool with painting or drawing, at least for ocean scenes, I tend to feel the waves as I work the on the surface – sounds odd, but there is a sensation that I try to capture. Love that you spoke to the motion ~

      • Angie Mc says:

        Whatever you are doing to capture movement, keep doing it because it’s working! Now I’m thinking about Narnia and how one of the entry points was through a painting of a ship on the ocean and how the waves moved and turned real. Cool stuff.

  7. I can definitely see potential! Great work 🙂

  8. It sure comes alive in front of our eyes. Love how you give details about how you plan to develop your drawings, that is very unique and a signature of your blog. Love it, enjoy it and always looking forward to it!
    Have a most wonderful weekend!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Eva, thank you very much. I’m hoping that this week some areas of the water develop more fully to give the feel of how turbulent the Lake can be. Lake Ontario is such a vast body of water and with the winds coming down from Canada it can really wreak havoc for the sailor. Glad you enjoy reading about the process, not sure if others like or dislike it, but I’ve wanted a little something extra in the blog posts. Had a great weekend, even with all the storms, the gardens are nice and tidy. Hope you have a lovely week ahead!

  9. Jackie says:

    I love watching the progress of your drawings! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  10. Painting for Joy says:

    I can see it already. Coming to life right out of the paper. How exciting.

  11. You’re not kidding, the weeks seem to go faster and faster. 🙂 Great job, Mary! Thanks for sharing the progress.

  12. When you are retired Thursday is just like Saturday 🙂

  13. Busy…busy….busy….(looking forward to the results!) 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Cynthia! This drawing will take me a few more drawing sessions, the water really needs proper development and then for the amazing spray, lighthouse and pier. Hope you have the most pleasant weekend.

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