Sketchbook:Stress and Anxiety

                                                                                 Graphite, oils Predator/prey, pressure and worry;stress and anxiety, these two almost always show up together.

Goodbye Fish

Front and back cover wrap for The Sketchbook Project 2013.    Liquid Pencil and graphite I don’t think I’ve ever finished a project so early before a deadline.  It’s done- my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2013.  Now watch, I’ll forget to mail it;) BTW, There were only four pages in the sketchbook without a […]

Beyond Barriers

Sketchbook Project 2013     Graphite No matter what sort of beyond, there are intriguing spaces to travel.  Unfortunately, there may be limitations.  Some places are dangerous, ill advised, some not yet possible.  But, the mind’s eye can lead you… anywhere.  Where do you want to go?

The Lake

Sketchbook Project  2013               Graphite  I’ve entitled this sketch,  ” At the lake” because…   I’ve  always enjoyed trips to a lake.  But..there’s something exciting and a little bit creepy about the surroundings;murky water, snakes, mystery lurking.  This sketch captures how I felt as a kid, near the lake.

Smudging

Sketchbook pages 5-6 graphite on block printing paper To smudge or not to smudge.. three schools of thought, I think.. Some are opposed to using a finger or an implement to blur and fill with graphite, feeling that it’s a muddy and lazy process.  Others feel it’s the only way to modulate values.  Still others […]