Friday, January 2, 2015

Day 2,Ink, Boat Landing Road

30 in 30 hosted by Leslie Saeta.

Day 2 of the challenge and I feel like "BAM, Here's 2015!" Somehow I thought I was going to ease into the new year slowly. Ha Ha. But my planning calendars aren't done! That's okay it's just January 2nd - and I already know what I'm posting on the blog for the month thanks to the 30 in 30.

Boat Landing Road
Ink Drawing
8" x 11.75"

This is the swamp on the road to the North Twin Boat Landing. It's a picture I've been holding on to for years, not certain what medium I wanted to do it in. I was so pleased to add the solid blacks after I did the drawing with a new marker my husband gave me for Christmas. Instead of the tip of the marker being firm it  was flexible and felt more like painting than drawing - I was thrilled. (I think I'm in love.) The drawing would have been too busy to understand without it. I am also considering adding a touch of color with Prisma Colors. The colors of the photo are mostly greens and yellows with a few browns. What do you think?

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  1. Very nice drawings. May your 2015 have many more drawings and paintings than 2014. Enjoyed checking out your blog.

    1. Thanks c. You bet, 2015 is going to be a great year filled with more art. Wish the same for you.

  2. Hi Jill,

    What excellent draughtsmanship! The drawings on your blog are exquisite. Thank you for commenting on my blog; you're right, copying master paintings really forces you to look at the artwork.

    Best wishes, Sharon

  3. Shanks Sharon for the kind words. I once copied a Chagall for my daughter's apartment. I couldn't believe how happy it made me . Maybe it was the colors and the flying goats but I was surprised to feel such joy and felt that Chagall must also have been very happy when he painted it.