Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pencil Sketches

Cactus with Butterflies
Graphite pencil 15" x 18"


White colored pencil on black board 16" x 13 7/8"

Circus Elephant

Graphite pencil 7.5" x 10.25"

Lady at the Foot of the Cross

White colored pencil on black board 23" x 22"

White Roses

White colored pencil on black board 18.75" x 17"

These are a sampling of pencil drawings that I love.  My favorite is still the White Roses, I love flowers of all types.  Pencil drawings are a labor of love for me, and I take time in completing them.  It may be a while before I post more pencil drawings.
The signature on Carmen is actually the singers signature.  I had friends who knew him and got it signed for me.  I was excited to have that particular autograph, it's the only one that I have like that.  I'm sure that pencil drawings will never become my signature piece, but I do like to branch out and express myself in different mediums all the time.  These are the more conservative artistic voice.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Desert Flower

Desert Flower
Soft pastel, Canson paper

This piece is just finished tonight, and none to soon. It will be a Christmas present for a family member.  I will be framing it tonight.
I was trying to get the highlights right, and then the back ground to have some interest but nothing that stands out.  The flower being the focal point.
I never seem to paint the desert flowers with the traditional pallet.  I like to bring out colors that are hidden deep within, and let them shine.
I plan to add two other pieces from the desert here soon.
I like the Canson paper, but I think I will keep trying different types of paper with the soft pastels until I find a perfect fit.