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Posts from the ‘Drawings’ Category

garden series.

here are some links: why work in a series; it’s brilliant!

working in a series elizabeth barton

making a mark

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just getting started.

3 hours of work today, and I am just getting started.

I have had ‘snow’ on my mind lately, as the season is upon us. I am trying to find myself in the snow, an observer: sensing the sounds, the cold and beauty, (soon to be a participant on Christmas day!).

So, yes, these sketches are from my imagination; working with design elements of value, texture, line and composition. These studies have brought me to a next step; planning on some press studies and reaching toward a soft neutral pallet, Andrew Wyeth like.

Importantly, it took me to find dedicated time to work successfully. It does not happen on a whim; ‘it’s in the doing’ and comes about with hard work.

I look forward to the New Year; where my approach, will be as important as the doing.

Quiet, solitude, focus, awareness…authentic!

Happy New Year!

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a purposeful direction: part 2

“Sure, it’s a bird theme, but much more. Again, stay tuned.”

my last words from ‘a purposeful direction.’ (a previous blog)

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From these birds, images of inspiration came. Into the sketchbook; graphite scratches and a ‘road map’ as a result.

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Following a lead, a theme, a direction with possibility; ingredients for good design.

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‘An unwavering intensity of engagement is always evident in a successful body of work.’

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monotype with pastel.

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watercolor and pastel.

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one in the same concept/compostion.

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now geese!

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A resolution of idea; quiet works, resolve; a definition and outline of intention.