Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Different techniques

Almost every morning, I enjoy grabbing whatever media is close at hand and walking to the river to draw the birds. I'll choose ink, charcoal, wax crayons, pens, brushes, odd paints…even humble pencils! Variety is the spice of life and it occurs to me how much I require ceding control to chance for so much of my artmaking. My mind is frequently as blank as the sheet of paper in front of me. So a little accident of omission or commission primes the pump and gets me started.

A swan
7-17-15
watercolor pencil

detail

detail
Geese
7-23-15
ink 

Geese and ducks
7/24/15
ink, watercolor pencil
A swan harassing geese and mallards
7/22/15
graphite pencil

mallard feeding at the top of the dam
7/22/15
charcoal, tusche

Feeding mallards at the base of the dam
7/21/15
color pencil

Three mallards
7/15/15
charcoal pencil

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Six Days

Three Carp
7/10/15
ink, crayon

Three Carp
7/10/15
ink

Canada Goose
7/10/15
ink

Grackle, shallow water
7/11/15
charcoal

Great Blue Heron
7/11/15
charcoal

Grackle, backwater
7/10215
colored pencil, china marker

detail

frog
7/13/15
charcoal, blue ink

shallow water below the dam
7/14/15
ink, charcoal

Three mallards
7/15/15
crayon

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Nature's Mirror

the island
6/24/15
oil stick, crayon
This is how I feel: layers of obscuring leaves and dark shadowy water rushing past. Maybe tomorrow I will feel like this:

A solitary swan
7/215
colored pencil
Or maybe even this:
A mysterious mallard
crayon
6/30/15
Who knows? Maybe even this!
Perky robin redbreast!
ink, conté
6/27/15

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