Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Balance

Two Trees on the Hill
colored pencil on Rising Museum Board
4.5 x 6.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This is what I have been working on over the past few days. I have been wanting to get back to working in  colored pencil and used this drawing as a practice piece of sorts, to become familiar again with drawing. There are more paintings of my 100 painting project coming, but I have been feeling a need for more balance in my work. Drawing, for me, is such a nice balance to painting.

This is a view from the Blue Ridge Parkway near my home. Just over the hill with the trees and before the more distant hill is a road that I travel nearly every time I return from town. I have always liked the openness there. Just before that stretch the road is very windy and tree lined. Then the road straightens out for a bit as it rises up with these bare, rolling hills on either side and it's like an exhale, ahhhh....

10 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Ann,

I love your work and on this one I have to agree - ahhh!

xoxo

Lynn said...

Funny, when I opened your site that's exactly what I did. i went "Aaaah". I love the airy sense of openness and tranquility in this piece.

Cathy Holtom said...

I really like the sense of space in this and I've always loved your coloured pencil pieces so I'm pleased to hear your going to be doing more!

Alex said...

Sometimes I wonder if there's any other thing that I can do that can be more relaxing that looking at your drawings... =)
It's a gorgeous work Ann, and truth to be told, I'm always a fan

Tahirih said...

This is really gorgeous Anne. I love the title. It makes me feel relaxed and balanced looking at it. I want to go sit under those trees, or run through that field. Lovely! I know what you mean about drawing, too. I've been having a hard time focusing on painting lately.

Revelle said...

this is beautiful. I can't imagine drawing on such a small piece of paper! I need room for my hands and arms to flap around :-)

Dan Kent said...

Such a bright relaxed feel..

nanke's stuff said...

This is so pretty - you really live in a beautiful part of the world, and your drawings and paintings of it are just the best! nancy

Ann said...

Thank you all!

Teresa said...

So beautifully serene. As a flatlander I do envy your mountain surroundings!

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