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Battered Fence Posts – charcoal and graphite drawing


“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 … Continue reading

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A Study – based on work by Sergey Lebedev


“To study is to learn – watching a 5 minute youtube video can sometimes be free education, the one I found was priceless.” by Mary A Study – based on a youtube drawing demonstration by Sergey Lebedev, a graphite drawing … Continue reading

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Peace and Quiet – graphite drawing


“Walk away from all the turbulence out there and find yourself a moment of peace and quiet enjoying the riches of nature, ” . . . by Mary Peace and Quiet, a graphite drawing (8×10) was drawn on Strathmore Bristol … Continue reading

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River Hideaway – charcoal/graphite drawing


“We look for a place that quiets time letting our senses become sharpened to our surroundings – hearing trees rustle, smelling grassy-weeds and seeing a slow-moving river.  We become absorbed in the moment .  .  . ” by Mary River … Continue reading

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Resilience – charcoal drawing


“Each Spring Texas land shows its resilience.  No matter the scorching summer heat or winters cold blasts, year-after-year this barren, rugged terrain  produces vast landscapes of lacy grass-weeds and delicate wild flowers.  Take a moment and discover what native Texans … Continue reading

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Lookout Point on Talcott Mountain – charcoal drawing


“Distant views lets our imagination take us to places unknown,” by Mary Our trip to New England last year for the leaf season began in the beautiful State of Connecticut with a hike up Talcott Mountain.  The trail was a … Continue reading

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Mid-Day in Texas – charcoal drawing


“There is a quiet lonesomeness of the large Texas countryside, a beauty that quiets your thoughts and lets your eyes rest on natures’ bounty.”  by Mary Mid-Day in Texas is a charcoal drawing (8×10) that was done on Strathmore Bristol … Continue reading

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Meadow Light – charcoal, graphite, carbon drawing


“Drawing the landscape is a way to feel the work of Mother Nature” by Mary One year ago I drew a landscape that always seemed to call me back, like it just needed something to give it more life, a … Continue reading

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Daybreak – charcoal drawing


“Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence”  by Henri Matisse Not my usual subject, but when I saw a photograph online at pmp (paint-my-photograph) I was intrigued by the way the woman’s hair flowed down … Continue reading

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Winter Find – charcoal drawing


“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn” by Hal Borland Who would have believed that old man winter returned with such gusto.  Here is too special finds that the old man leaves behind ~ Winter Find, a charcoal … Continue reading

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