Category Archives: Drawings

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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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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Amber – drawing


Amber, was drawn as a tribute for Janina, a photographer and artist who past away in December.  Janina was a member of pmp (Paint-My-Photograph) who shared her photographs of a number of subjects, the one she was known for was … Continue reading

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Quiet Strength – drawing


This drawing, Quiet Strength, is dedicated to our dear friend and most gifted poet Cynthia Jobin, who left us too early but remains in our minds and hearts. These past few months I went quiet on my blog returning to … Continue reading

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Lake Reflections, graphite drawing


Reflections can take on several meanings – in this scene nature showcases the foreground rock and weeds by mirroring back from the lake, but a peaceful scene like also gives way to letting us quietly reflect on life ~ Lake … Continue reading

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White Flower Study, charcoal


Today a little something to celebrate the beginning of Spring ~ White Flower Study, was a quick charcoal drawing (9×6) on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  My objective for this still life was to sketch the flower without too much detail … Continue reading

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Misty Wheat Field, graphite drawing


Abandoned fields are a thing of beauty, I can’t tell you how many I’ve driven by and never given them a moments notice, that is until now ~ Misty Wheat Field, a graphite drawing (8×10) was done on Strathmore Bristol … Continue reading

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Morning Light, graphite


My last drawing in charcoal was a little heavy and I thought why not lighten things up with this next piece.  Graphite was used because of its reflective qualities and along with certain blending techniques a soft atmosphere developed allowing … Continue reading

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River Birches, charcoal drawing


Drawing with charcoal continues its hold over me as I explore its range of values and techniques to express a variety of subjects.  This river scene was particularly challenging in establishing depth in the back wooded area and for keeping … Continue reading

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