Monday, May 24, 2010

A Break From the Mess

"Farmers' Market Breakfast"
colored pencil
10" x 12"

My house is a total wreck right now. We are preparing for a huge yard sale that will be this weekend, followed by, hopefully, a move to a new house in a few more weeks. So, I'm wading through 15 years of accumulated clutter in hopes of not taking it with us (except, of course, for the clutter which is natural to any still life studio).

Above is my newest colored pencil work which will be in the Arts in the Air show at Petit Jean in July. This is the show with the agricultural theme. I took a few artistic liberties since no farmers' market around here is going to have strawberries and pears at the same time. They look good together though, don't they? I really enjoyed loading this one up with color. The canteloupes had me a little worried at first, but they settled down and behaved. It was a bit of a challenge trying to get the right color on them.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Landscape

"Summer Sky and Hay Field"
colored pencil
18" x 12"

I just finished this landscape this week. It will be in the Arts in the Air Exhibit at the Rockefeller Institute in July. I'm already working on a breakfast fruit still life (cantaloupes and strawberries - yum) to be in that same show.

It may be a week or two before I post more. My husband and I are headed to San Diego next Monday for a week. When I get back home, drawing will have to go on the back burner for a little while. We just sold our home and have bought another. I must declutter after fifteen years of living in the same place. We shall be having the yard sale to end all yard sales in about two weeks.