Autumn Slope Drawing
12" x 13.5"
Charcoal, Chalk & Pastel
With my world full of snow, I have taken to drawing in a serious way. I have quit a lot of pastel works in storage, and with a head full of ideas I want to make hundreds more. Anyway, I felt the urge to simplify and sharpen the charcoals a bit. This one, posted above, devolved from a finished pastel!
My children are snowed in from school, and my wife is down with an awful virus of some kind. My time is not very plentiful, but I do get to the studio almost daily. Maybe today I'll wear snowshoes to get there since yesterday I was plunging to the knee in snow!
Another bother is that we have misplaced the battery charger for the Nikon camera and will have to order a new one. So, no new photos of pastels for a while, even though I have probably 20 or more to show.
In other studio news, I am forming an idea for a large work and it may take two over-size sheets of La Carte that I have squirreled away for a special occasion. I'm imagining them just mounted together, seam and all. If Degas did it, I think I may try the same. I know I could unroll some Wallis, or even get a piece of Gatorboard that big, but the dream I have is for La Carte.
Another fun pastime has been virtually framing art in Photoshop. Here is one that worked well.
Fantastic Italy in Faux Frame