“Battered by whatever Mother Nature delivers and still standing. Fence posts are a great subject, each with character that tells their own story. ” by Mary
Battered Fence Posts, a drawing (8×10) was drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. In this drawing I wanted the background to stay way back there, so I used charcoal with limited detail and a bit fuzzy – charcoal delivered on this aspect. My main goal with the fence posts was to make them substantial, but distinguishable from the background. Knowing that constant wind can make wood poles somewhat smooth, almost reflective, and give them great character – graphite worked beautifully for these aspects. As for the wire, I wanted the wire to be very dark and standout – carbon was the perfect medium.
Sorry the photograph looks slightly blurry (do to bad lighting and shaky hand) – hopefully you still get a good read on the scene. Thanks for visiting ~ have a wonderful weekend!
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Love this! I have a thing for fences in art : )
Hi Anna, thank you for your generous comment – this scene was really neat to capture in graphite.
Beautiful, I could stare at this one for hours…
Thank you so much Simla for your lovely comment – I appreciate your compliment.
The wood really does have personality! I like that you made each post unique 🙂
Hi Christy, thanks very much for your comments and thoughts on the posts. I love drawing wood, every piece has character lines giving them their own unique “personality” as you mentioned. Thank you and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much Fiona for your wonderful response – always appreciate your thoughts!
Those fence posts speak of the passage of time and enduring the elements, as well as human neglect. Well done, Mary. I also took a tour of your Landscape paintings earlier today. You are such a talent!
Hi Cynthia, thank you so much for your generous feedback on this painting. Just imagine the story those old posts could tell. I also wanted to thank you for taking time to review my landscape paintings, that means so much that you would spend a few moments to do that – your compliment is very special. Hope you are enjoying the beginning of warmer temps up your way and the gardens are sprouting with beautiful blossoms.
You did a wonderful job of capturing the worn look of wind here, Mary, and there’s a dreaminess that I really like too. A joy to be with the peace of this vision.
Love it Jet, thank you for your generous and vivid read of the scene – I’m glad that you caught the essence of what I was trying to create.
This simple subject matter has been given such power by your drawing – wonderfully atmospheric.
Love your description and read of this drawing Anna – means a lot to see it through your artistic eyes. Thank you so much!
Always appreciated – thank you for your generous comment!
Nice drawing, you really captured the posts well.
Thanks Shawn for your thoughts and feedback – much appreciated!
This piece reminds me of the area where I grew up. That great big sky with the growing grass/crops, and the way the air would smell on a summer evening. Ah… Great memories. Thank you.
Such a compliment Ruth, thank you so much – anytime a drawing of mine invokes good memories I’m thrilled. Glad you enjoyed the scene and that it took you back to a wonderful time.
Lovely range of textures again, Mary
Thank you Graham, I really appreciate it.
Great subject well executed. Don’t like the shaky hand though?
Thanks Derrick, shaky hands probably because I was rushing to get the shot done. I’ll try another later this week. Happy gardening – my best to Jackie!
That’s OK then. Thanks, Mary
You have caught the wind blown beauty of a weathered fence and the effect is lovely.
Thanks so much Dorann – I bet you’ve seen quite a few fence posts out your way!!
You make ordinary fence posts look impressive, with good perspective and tonality!
Thank you Hien – really appreciate your read and thoughts on the scene!
I love this beautiful drawing as I have seen these battered fences around.
Beautiful composition, Mary! 🙂
Thanks Amy, if only fences could talk – just imagine all the things that the weather delivered against these posts!! I’m glad you enjoyed the drawing, thanks again Amy!!
If only fences could talk… 💖
My first thought was The Wizard of Oz, Mary. Something about the fence struck a memory. Great job! I really love this one!
I’m so glad this brought you a memory of a time – that is a true compliment. Wizard of Oz, okay that is cool! Thanks as always – have a great weekend!
Takes me home, Mary! Well done & thank you!
Transported Resa!! Thanks very much and glad you enjoyed the prairie scene – good memories are sometimes hard to come by.
A fence with character and a history. Nice one, Mary. 🙂
Thanks Judy, I enjoyed your response to the scene and writing – always appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend, hope that Spring warm temps are going to blanket New Hampshire this weekend.
A wonderful job on this Mary, the depth and dimension perfect!
Love reading your response Holly – thank you for your generous feedback. Have a great weekend!
I like this three dimensional look…great work!
Thank you so much Robert for your kind words on this drawing!
Agreed fence posts are great subjects. And they stand still. Really enjoyed stopping and seeing this drawing Mary.
Thanks so much Susan – kind of stand the test of time. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
You have a wonderful weekend too Mary.