When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

Archive for January, 2008

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Windswept, NC

Thursday, January 31st, 2008


 

Windswept Cypress in North Carolina, 24H x 18W inches oil pastels and colored pencils on paper
Windswept Cypress, Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks, North Carolina – 24H x 18W inches  mainly oil pastel on paper, graphite, watercolor pencils, white mat. Detail images:

Windswept, NC - top detail
Windswept, NC - bottom detail


 

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Lizard Love

Friday, January 25th, 2008


 

Lizard Love, Fort Worth Zoo, Texas USA, 11 X 14 inch photograph

The Fort Worth Zoo has the best amphibian displays. Visiting a zoo or botanical park can do wonders to lift the Winter Blues!

Windswept Cypress, NC – phase 2

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008


 

Cypress, Kitty Hawk, NC - 24 x 18 inches graphite, oil pastel, watercolor pencils
Windswept Cypress, Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks, NC  – partial image of 24 x 18 inches graphite, oil pastel, watercolor pencils, mixed media experimental, work in progress. Low light conditions today, so the photo below left, is a little dark. Plans now are to erase some of the color, then see what happens when painting lightly over some of the watercolor-penciled areas; there will be some resist because of the oil pastel base.

Cypress, Kitty Hawk, NC - work in progress, phase 2   Cypress, Kitty Hawk, NC - scanned detail; accurate colors (work in progress)

Windswept Cypress, NC started

Sunday, January 20th, 2008


 
Windswept Cypress, Outer Banks, NC - work in progress

Windswept Cypress, Outer Banks, NC, USA, 24H x 18W inches on paper, work in progress: Sculptural, windswept cypress are common ornamentals in yards along the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This started as a graphite drawing, then added some energy with the use of oil pastels, which were mostly scraped away before continuing with watercolor pencils. Hoping to see the effects created by mixing oil and water mediums.

Frozen

Saturday, January 19th, 2008


 

Moth in frozen pond water
1st image: a deteriorating moth captured in ice
Oak leaf frozen in back yard pond water

Salt Spring Island Fog

Friday, January 18th, 2008


 

Salt Spring Island Fog, B.C. Canada, 18H x 24W inches graphite, dry pastels, colored pencils on paper, framed size 29H x 35W x 3D inches
Salt Spring Island Fog, B.C. Canada, 18H x 24W inches graphite, dry pastels, colored pencils on paper, framed size 29H x 35W x 3D inches Drawing details:
Salt Spring Island - lower left detail

Salt Spring Island Fog, detail    Salt Spring Island Fog, detail

Credit to my Dad, Jim Drury for the photo references.

Salt Spring Island Fog work in progress

Thursday, January 17th, 2008


 

Salt Spring Island, B.C. early morning - phase 01  Salt Spring Island, B.C. early morning - phase 02

Salt Spring Island Fog, B.C. Canada, 16H x 22W inches graphite, dry pastels, colored pencils. Stages 1 and 2 work in progress

Awe

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008


 
2:06 p.m. yesterday

2:11 p.m. yesterday
2 p.m. Afternoon sky casting a bright, silvery light, with the cloud formations echoing the tall grasses in the foreground.

A New Day

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008


 

A New Day - after day one

A New Day 20H x 26W inches dry pastels on scarlet orange charcoal paper, with cream colored mat. Thumbnails show day 1 and day 2 work in progress. Using pure color has an incredible effect on the mood, and hence, in the work. Metaphorically, it feels like a brand new day!

A New Day, finished, 20H x 26W inches dry pastels on scarlet orange charcoal paper, cream colored mat

Details:

A New Day, 20 x 26 inches dry pastels on scarlet orange charcoal paper, details  It’s a New day - detail, bottom right


 

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Cedar, Stony Swamp

Monday, January 14th, 2008


 

Cedar, Stony Swamp Ottawa, ON, Canada 12H x 9W inch watercolor and graphite on 40lb cold-pressed premium

Cedar, Stony Swamp, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 12H x 9W inch watercolor and graphite on 40lb cold-pressed premium


 

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