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Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine – a charcoal drawing


“Weary sailors search the horizon for a glimpse of light, the beacon that will take them home.  It’s been a long, cold and rough journey at sea as they long to set foot on land again ~ families wait anxiously … Continue reading

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Magic Hour – charcoal drawing


“The sounds of sea breezes, waves coming ashore and seagulls squawking overhead slowly fade away; I look to the horizon and wait for the brilliance of a setting sun.  There is magic in this hour ~ “  by Mary Magic … Continue reading

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Cove View – graphite/charcoal drawing


“It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white … A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests colour. ”  – Winslow Homer Cove View, a charcoal/graphite drawing (8×10) was produced on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  … Continue reading

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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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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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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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