Tag Archives: graphite

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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Air Dancing Gulls, graphite drawing


When we lived in Maine there were probably more “atmospheric” days than not – with gray skies and heavy fog out at sea.  This scene reminded me of those times, the air cold with a moist dense fog and seagulls … Continue reading

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The Sea, graphite drawing


This particular scene wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for my next drawing – a beautiful floral was picked out.  But then I saw an amazing photograph that my friend, John Warren, had on pmp and I couldn’t resist.  … Continue reading

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Sunlight in a Bottle, graphite drawing


Continuing to work in graphite, but I’m starting to miss both charcoal and color.  This may be the last drawing with graphite for a while as I turn my attention to another medium ~ Sunlight in a Bottle, a graphite … Continue reading

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