As I continue to experiment with the toned paper, I’m learning how I see “values”. It seems that I like to hover around the middle range values. I use my darkest darks and lightest lights only as highlights. I think I need to draw again and extend the range of lights and darks. The other [...]
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I am enjoying Strathmore Artist Paper’s On-Line Workshop #2 with gray toned paper. This last week’s mini lesson included a portrait. I enjoyed the portrait and I’m enjoying the gray toned paper. It’s all about learning to see! Thanks!
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I quit my day job! As of May 1, I’m a full time artist. Yikes! (Just kidding, I’m not really scared about it. Feels great.) I’ve been painting up a storm outside, lots to scan and show, but for now here are a few new drawings.
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Today’s drawing is different in that I drew on toned paper. Strathmore Artist Paper has an online workshop series. One of the classes for 2013 is about drawing on toned paper. I couldn’t resist so I went out and purchased one of their toned gray sketch pads and a white charcoal pencil for fun. It’s [...]
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Sign up to win a “Love” necklace during the month of May! I decided to have a free drawing for one of my necklaces during the month of May since it’s Mother’s Day and….my birthday. I will celebrate 48 with a smile! :) To sign up to win, just visit me at Ray’s Saturdays in …
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Drumroll please….the winner for the Art Presence Wearable Art by Cammy Davis drawing is…. Pascal Jumeaux Brasser! Thank you to everyone for entering! I occasionally have drawing on my website, as well as many affordable Wearable Art gifts. Please subscribe to my monthly newsletter or check my website on a regular basis. You can also …
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Thomas Micchelli reviews the exhibition Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., on view through June 9, 2013.
Micchelli writes: “Dürer’s boldness with his materials is evidenced in what is probably the most emblematic image to come from the Great Observer, namely ‘The Great Piece of Turf’ (1503)… The work is minimal in its color choices — tonal gradations of raw umber and mint green, with dabs of aquamarine and amber — and if you continue to look closely at it, raising your eyes inch by inch up through the weeds, it can seem like a dull profusion of busy green verticals. Take one step back, however, and the whole thing pulls together, not unlike a Jackson Pollock or a Joan Mitchell, with the blank backdrop suggesting a field of hazy, ambient light while simultaneously behaving as an undisguised paper support. The great piece of turf looks virtually collaged to that support, its dry densities of paint creating a hyper-real alternative reality to the paper’s all-too-real, blank tactility.”
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And, just for today, magical Number Nine! I’m reminded of the Beatles White Album, Number Nine…number nine…number nine…etc (“Revolution Nine”). I just reminded myself that they had a song called “Piggies” on the “White Album” as well! Fun. Just like the previous drawing, this pig is created from memory and imagination. Enjoy!
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Continuing on with the pig studies, here’s a typical “Peggy” drawing done from memory and imagination. My pig model was not in the same room when I was drawing. If you’d like, I invite you to compare this pig with one of the earlier drawings using a model. I inserted pig study #1 [...]
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Thank You! Artist Donna Zagotta has been writing a couple of exciting posts about artist Will Barnet and drawing shapes. Donna has generously mentioned me in today’s post; thank you! If you have not read her blog, I invite you to take a look. Her work is exciting. PLUS she provides valuable [...]
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