Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Return Flight Digital Drawing

Instead of reading on the flight home, I played with the Kindle and the SketchBook Mobile app, drawing an imaginary profile of someone looking out the window, a partial closeup, typical of how you would see another passenger.

Check out my Etsy store for prints of this digital drawing and other drawings and paintings of mine.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Squash and Salt Cellar Scratchboard

These are items from my heart: last summer's squashes and a whimsical ceramic salt cellar. Every time I look at this drawing, I recall the smell of fresh pumpkin.

The drawing was done from a still life, using squashes grown in my garden this past summer, stored in the garage through the hard winter, and eaten with gusto after serving as a prop in the studio. Here's the recipe: cut the squash into sections, slather the sections  with ghee, olive oil and jaggery. Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and cinnamon, then roast at 350˚F until fork tender.

The salt cellar is a much loved little piece of ceramic that I picked up at a craft show at Columbia University a couple of lifetimes ago. I've always been enchanted by the interaction of the two figures - their conversation goes on forever.

This is an unframed, 8" x 10" scratchboard drawing done on an Ampersand flat gessoed panel painted with india ink and sealed with spray fixative. It will be for sale through my Etsy shop.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Prep Bowls and Measuring Spoons Scratchboard

These brushed steel bowls were perfect for a scratchboard drawing, their surfaces literally described with strokes of light.

This is an 8" x 10" drawing, done with an X-Acto knife on an Ampersand smooth gessoed panel, painted with india ink and sealed with spray fixative.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Brushes and Guitar Scratchboard

The hair in these brushes are like the soft, colorful notes of a guitar played with the thumb and fingertips.

Another scratchboard still life, this one on an 8" x 10" Ampersand smooth finish panel, painted with india ink and spray fixative. The tool of choice was the point of an X-acto knife, which created very fine lines.