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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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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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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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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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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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UPDATE: Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil, by J.D. Hillberry – a book review


UPDATE to original post:  I’ve been contacted by North Light Shop, an online artist resource site.  They are offering readers of my blog an additional 20% discount off their price of this book.  If you use the link provided herein … 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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