Monday, November 18, 2013

Miniature Landscape

Miniature Sketch from October, 2013: 3 1/2" by 2 1/2 "

This drawing has been kicking around in an unfinished state for awhile. I had planned to toss it, but on this rainy, blowy morning I developed it a bit with some glazes of wet over dry.

Later, the sun came out & the wind outside my window became still. If I had painted on this picture then, would it have a lighter, calmer mood? 

Drawing/painting can be about rendering a scene, but also about responding to the flow of energy that is within us & responding to our surroundings at any given moment. And it also can be about just enjoying the feel of the medium. 

PS This is a revised post. Earlier I had shown the unfinished version too but I've decided to just leave up the final. 

9 comments:

  1. i very much prefer the finished version on the left. the moodiness is definitely more real to fall for me. :)

    (thankfully that was a rain squall and not a tornado shot in my post.)

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, TexWis. I actually came back & removed the earlier version, felt the final should stand alone...

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  2. Both:-)
    I like both..getting up to get my pen,paper and paints now.
    Inspiring as always.

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    1. That makes me glad that you are getting your paints out! Someday maybe you will show us a bit of your art...?

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  3. Z pewnością jak słońce świeci wszystkie wydaje się ładniejsze. Jednak Twój obraz z lewej strony i tak mi się podoba. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  4. Bonjour! Thank you for visiting my blog this weekend. I am glad you enjoyed Stromae's music!

    Well, I am looking at your creations, and - as a person who does not have a single creative bone in her body - I am impressed, and have to say I like them both. I would probably lean more towards the version on the left, because November in Seattle is so grey and depressing, we need all the colors we can get. Bravo, l'Artiste! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. It makes a nice progression of color from warm to cool. A late October rainbow.

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  6. The purity and simplicity of this piece has your name all over it. It's a beautiful piece.

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