Thursday, October 13, 2016

Singing in the Rain

ducks in the rain
10-09-16
charcoal, ink, rain
It's Autumn: a beautiful time of year. The Summer's drought is slowly fading. But I dread the coming of Winter just a bit. I've enjoyed the Summer and Fall and being able to observe and draw so many animals at the river: ducks, geese, sandpipers and herons. Winter is cold and the animals are less active. I have to reinvest myself in drawing the trees and contours of the river banks and forest. And in cold fingers and feet!

Since I draw almost every day, I'm also out in the rain sometimes. I don't mind because the rain adds an element of unpredictability to the drawings. Wolff carbon pencils get black and juicy when wet. India ink never dries. There have been a few times when my drawing has been mostly washed off the paper. I try to snap a photo before they get spoiled. But alas, often the final drawing is sometimes a wan reminder of time spent foolishly drawing in the rain. But I'm one of those people who finds some value in foolish pursuits. 

three or four ducks
10-09-16
charcoal, ink, rain
one duck
10-09-16
charcoal, rain
Eliot Bridge
10-09-16
charcoal, rain
the South Natick Dam
12-21-16
charcoal, ink, rain
The top of the dam
01-16-13
charcoal, rain
Wetlands
04-20-16
charcoal, rain
The Charles River
11-28-15
charcoal, rain
Ripples
12-22-15
tusche, oil stick, charcoal, rain
The Island
03-21-15
ink, wash, pencil, rain
Reflections
03-28-15
ink, rain
The dam
04-20-15
ink, latex, rain

1 comment:

Klaus von Mirbach said...

These extreme wonderful folish drawings are going straight to my heart.

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