Friday, July 1, 2011

And so it begins

This is just the very beginning of a large (for me) drawing. Overall, it is 10.5 x 13.5 inches in colored pencil on Rising Museum board. What you see here is only the start in the upper left corner of the drawing. The sky in this scene is a moody one, which should be fun to try to draw. However, it has been a long time since I did a piece that was too large to fit on my scanner. So it is a bit of an ordeal for me to get a "good enough" photo for posting. Hopefully I will have much more going on with this drawing soon, and so more for you to look at!

But since you are here and I have your attention I thought I'd take this opportunity to share with you a few art blogs that I have been enjoying lately. Maybe you already know of these artists. Maybe not. Either way - enjoy!

Catherine Hale - I discovered her landscape drawings on Flickr and fell in love with her expressive use of colored pencil. Checking out her blog revealed that same expression of mark making carries over into her oil paintings. Go see for yourself, her art is lively and wonderful.

Liz Patterson - I found while cruising through the blog listings on Colored Pencil Central. I don't know how I missed her gorgeous work before but it is very definitely worth a look.

dr kennedy jones - Oh my. I first discovered this wonderful collage artist through the Etsy blog and was immediately in awe of her work with cut paper. Amazing, strong graphic qualities combined with a few vintage elements give her work an other worldly feeling. If you are not familiar with this artist, well you just have to go see for yourself.

Do you have a recent artist blog discovery? Share a link in the comments if you do.


freebird said...

It will be fun to see this sky develop! Off to see your links.

Teresa Mallen said...

Your scanner must be a better one than mine because I prefer photos. When I do have to scan something I have fits fiddling with things trying to get a good image. Ugh.
Looking forward to how this develops.
Thanks for the links. I became friends with Liz at the CPSA convention last summer and she is truly a wonderful person as well as a very talented artist. Her work was accepted again this year.

And you are a very talented artist too Ann. I am struggling away at redoing my website. In a effort to see how others handle their galleries, I visited your website. I had such a delightful time browsing through your wonderful art. Bookmarked your site as a favourite so I can go back often! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Ann said...

Thanks freebird and Teresa!
And thank you Teresa for your comments about my website. That's something I tend to neglect. It's nice to know someone is actually looking at it!

Cathy Holtom said...

I have the same problems when something is too big for the scanner. I'm looking forward to seeing how this progresses.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is a fabulous start! I can't wait to see more, Ann. Thanks too for the new blogs. I love them!

Jennifer Rose said...

looking forward to seeing your cp drawing progress :)

and always looking for more artists to look at *goes to look* thanks :)

Deborah said...

Beautiful start. Can't wait to see this develop. Thanks for sharing the blogs as well.

Alex said...

Looks like a masterpiece in the making =) Can't wait to see the end product!

whatidoisme said...

A tantalising glimpse! Can't wait to see more.

Ann said...

Thanks all!


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